Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens Peak Week
Monday, July 23: Healthy Parks Healthy People9 am - 11 am Enjoy a guided bike ride along the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail and learn the natural history behind D.C.'s last remaining natural tidal marsh. Bring your own bike or use a free bike that will be provided. Registration required. Click here to register for the event.
6 pm - 7 pm Take a brisk walk through the aquatic gardens and learn from fitness guru Charles Taylor how to use the outdoors to stay fit.
Tuesday, July 24: Kids Day10 am Enjoy a live reptile program with Reptiles Alive and learn about some of the animals that call the aquatic gardens home.
11 am - 2 pm Craft your own lotus flowers, conduct a science experiment and learn about the natural environment of the gardens with fun educational hands on activities.
Wednesday, July 25: River Ride5:30 pm & 6:30 pm Take a ride on the Anacostia River and learn about the natural environment that surrounds the gardens. Tours start at both 5:30 pm and 6:30 pm from Kenilworth Park and are done in partnership with Anacostia Watershed Society. Registration is required. Click here to register for the event.
Thursday, July 26: From Veteran to Water Gardener10 am - 2 pm Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens was created by Civil War veteran W.B. Shaw who came home from the war without his right arm. He started water gardening as a theraputic hobby that later grew into a thriving business. Veterans are encouraged to join us for an honorary day of fun at the gardens.
Friday, July 27: Park After Dark7 pm - 9 pm Enjoy a unique ranger-led experience through gardens. See night blooming lilies, hear and spot wildlife that visit the park at night and experience the park after dark in this rarely held ranger program.
Saturday, July 28: Jazz and Lily Pads5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Take in the fragrance of the flowers in full bloom as you enjoy sweet jazz melodies in the park. Bring a picnic and a blanket for a lovely evening of jazz at the gardens.
Last updated: July 18, 2018