Anacostia Park Collection

Aerial view of Anacostia Park
Aerial view of Anacostia Park (looking north)

Authorized in the 1920s as part of a river project to protect the water quality and recreation opportunities, Anacostia Park, including Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens and marsh, is a multi-use park that does much within a narrow flood plain. The park protects specialized wetland plants, historic wetlands and habitat for bald eagle, turkey, and other birds not commonly associated with a city. Anacostia Park also is one of Washington, D.C.'s largest and most important recreation areas. Hundreds of acres are available for nature watching, ballfields, picnicking, basketball, tennis, and the Anacostia Park Pavilion has some 3,300 square feet of space for roller skating and special events. The Langston Golf Course offers an 18-hole course, and a public boat ramp provide for access to the tidal Anacostia River for recreational boating.

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Mike Antonioni
(National Capital Parks–East)

Last updated: March 25, 2016