Special Event

Park Day 2019 at Battery Kemble Park

Fee: Free.

Location: LAT/LONG: 38.929640, -77.095640

3035 Chain Bridge Rd NW, Washington, DC 20016

Dates & Times


Saturday, April 6, 2019


9:30 AM


2 hours and 30 minutes

Type of Event

Volunteer Event

CHECK-IN Time will begin at 9:30am. Volunteers and park staff will then remove invasive species from 10am-12pm.


In partnership with the American Battlefield Trust, formerly the Civil War Trust, the Civil War Defenses of Washington will once again be hosting Park Day, an annual hands-on preservation event to help Civil War battlefields and historic sites take on maintenance projects large and small.

We have selected Battery Kemble for Park Day 2019. Remnants of the two-gun battery remain in fair condition. Volunteers, with the guidance of National Park Service staff, will remove invasive plant species from the earthworks.

Our aim is to provide visitors will a better visual of the two-gun battery that overlooked Chain Bridge across the Potomac River.

Tools, including gloves and clippers, and water will be provided. Volunteers will receive a free Park Day t-shirt, compliments of the American Battlefield Trust.

Volunteers should wear work boots, pants, and long-sleeve shirts. Sun block is also recommended.

In case of inclement weather, a "Rain Date" is scheduled for April 27, 2019.

To register for Park Day, please visit the American Battlefield Trust Park Day website:


More information

Reservation or Registration: Yes

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Contact Information

Park Ranger Steve T. Phan
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