Washington, DC 20020
- National Park,
Listen! Beneath the bustle of busy Washington, DC, the sounds of friends, families, and fun can be heard. Authorized almost a hundred years ago as a multiple use park, Anacostia Park serves as a city 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 of Congresses past serves today's generation as well.
Hours + Fees
Current park hours are 9:30 am to 5:30 pm daily.
The park is open every day of the year except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.
Map + Directions
From the Baltimore-Washington Pkwy/295
Follow the Baltimore-Washington Parkway South toward Washington, DC. Take the left lanes to 295 South, then stay to the center lane. 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.
From Interstate Route 395
Follow I-395 North into Washington, DC toward the Southeast-Southwest Freeway. When the freeway splits, veer to the right toward Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue and take the Anacostia Park exit to the stop sign. Turn right onto Good Hope Road to enter the park.
From the Suitland Pkwy/South Capitol St.
Follow the Suitland Parkway west toward Washington, DC. Turn right at the 4th traffic signal onto Firth Sterling Avenue. Take the next left turn on Howard Road. When you approach the Douglas Bridge, the lanes will split and the park entrance is to the right.