"Anacostia Park" Anacostia Things to Do Tip by Ewingjr98
Anacostia Things to Do: 8 reviews and 31 photos
Anacostia Park, operated by the National Park System, stretches five miles along the eastern bank of the Anacostia River and contains 1,200 acres. Among this huge park, one of DC's largest, you will find Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens, Kenilworth Marsh, hundreds of acres of ballfields and playgrounds, a huge skating pavilion, three marinas, four boat clubs, and a public boat ramp.
This park was one a flood-prone part of the city, but today is a natural barrier to the flood waters as well as a haven for wildlife, including the once-endangered bald eagle.
This park is also home to the National Park Police's helicopter unit and the National Capital Parks - East police headquarters, so crime might be less of a problem here than in the neighboring urban areas.
For tourists? Not really; Anacostia Park is a little rough around the edges for the average DC tourist. It really is more of a playground for the locals of Anacostia.
Address: 1900 Anacostia Dr SE WAshington, DC 20020(202) 472
Phone: (202) 472-3884
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