While governmental maneuverings may be the mechanism driving Washington D.C. forward, the less-political visitor will find here expansive parks, a plethora of cultural sights and as assortment of landmark structures.
In an age old dance, land, water, and wind combine at Kenilworth Park, Aquatic Gardens, and Marsh. Sparkling in the sun on a breezy day, this natural area of Anacostia Park has origins in a 1926 act authorizing parks to preserve forests and natural scenery. The park reflects the history of the nation's rivers and wetlands. Come, join the dance.
Hours + Fees
The John Ericsson Memorial is not actively staffed by Park Rangers. For information on the memorial please see the Park Rangers at the Nearby Lincoln Memorial.
Map + Directions
Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens is in northeast Washington, D.C., just south of the Route 50, Baltimore-Washington Parkway, Kenilworth Avenue intersection. The entrance to the Aquatic Gardens is at 1550 Anacostia Avenue, NE, just west of DC Route 295 (Kenilworth Avenue). The entrance to Kenilworth Park (active 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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