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Anacostia Park
Copyright: - US National Park Service
Anacostia Park
Description - With over 1200 acres, Anacostia Park is one of Washington, D.C.'s largest and most important recreation areas. Included in Anacostia Park is Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens and Kenilworth Marsh.

Kenilworth Park offers some 180 acres of open area. Formerly used for open burning and landfill operations, the site was reclaimed during the 1970s and was converted into a multi-purpose recreation area with 9 ballfields, a picnic shelter, and a comfort station. The ballfields have become a popular location for soccer, rugby, and Frisbee tournaments.

Attractions - Hundreds of acres are available for 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 as well as a driving range, and three concession-operated marinas, four boat clubs, and a public boat ramp provide for access to the tidal Anacostia River for recreational boating.

Open everyday of the year except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Recreation - Biking, fishing, hiking, and wildlife and wildflower viewing are the recreational opportunities. The Langston Golf Course is part of Ancostia Park.

Climate - Washington, D.C. experiences four distinct seasons. Winters can be bitterly cold or pleasantly mild while summers can be miserably hot and humid or agreeably warm. The average January temperature is 37 degrees F (3 degrees C). The average July temperature is 78 degrees F (26 degrees C). Spring and fall are pleasant times of the year to visit the area, temperatures are mild with low humidity.

Location - Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens is located in northeast Washington, D.C., near the Maryland boundary along the tidal Anacostia River. The entrance to the Aquatic Gardens is just west of I-295 (Kenilworth Avenue), between Quarles and Douglas Streets, on Anacostia Avenue.

The entrance to Kenilworth Park (recreation area) is located at the westernmost end of Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue, N.E., just off I-295 (Kenilworth Avenue). It is approximately 0.5 mile south of the Aquatic Gardens entrance.

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Anacostia Park, National Capital Parks - East, 1900 Anacostia Drive, S.E , Washington, DC, 20020, Phone: 202-426-6905
, nace_superintendent@nps.gov

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National Capital Parks-East - National Capital Parks-East offers a wide array of historic, natural, and recreational areas of that are a part of Washington, D.C. and its eastern environs.
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Anacostia Park - Official agency website.


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