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Anacostia Park, DC

National Park Service

Overview

Listen! Beneath the bustle of Washington, DC, the song of a meadowlark joins the sounds of friends, families, and fun. Authorized almost a hundred years ago as a multiple use park, Anacostia Park serves as a playground while protecting the natural scenery and water quality of the Anacostia River. The park serves as an example of how far-sighted urban planning serves today's generation as well.

Recreational Activities:

  • BIKING
  • BOATING
  • FISHING
  • HIKING
  • PADDLING
  • WILDLIFE VIEWING

Address:

Site Manager
1900 Anacostia Dr SE
Washington,DC,20020

Directions:

From Baltimore-Washington Pkwy/295 Follow the Baltimore-Washington Parkway South toward Washington, DC. Take the left lanes to 295 South, stay in center ln. From 295, take the eastbound Pennsylvania Avenue exit. Take the first right onto Fairlawn Avenue. Go to the stop sign and turn right again on Nicholson Street to enter the park. Turn right to get to the skating pavilion and tennis court area. From Interstate Route 395 Follow I-395 North into Washington, DC toward the Southeast-Southwest Freeway. Stay left and follow the sign for I-295 south. Then follow the sign for Pennsylvania Avenue. Exit onto Pennsylvania Avenue. Cross the bridge. Take the first right onto Fairlawn Avenue. Go to the stop sign and turn right again on Nicholson Street to enter the park. Turn right to get to the skating pavilion and tennis court area. From METRO: Take the GREEN line to Anacostia station. Exit left, towards to metro parking lot and follow sidewalk path and Enter park through the fence gate.

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