Whether you exercise along the river trail or relax by the water, Anacostia Park is a breath of fresh air and a space to unwind amid a bustling city. A unit of the National Park System, the park consists of 1,200 acres along 5 miles of the Anacostia River shoreline from the Frederick Douglas Memorial Bridge north to the DC/MD line.
This urban park, once the home of Nacotchtank Indians and later prosperous farmers, is now a multi-use recreational park with extensive shoreline access. Relaxing comes easy here. Stretching along the Anacostia River are miles of recreational opportunities including basketball and tennis courts, open fields, picnic areas, playgrounds, a skating pavilion, a fitness center, and much more!
The Anacostia River is recognized as a significant, but somewhat ignored, Bay tributary in the Nation's capital. The park represents a large portion of that resource, providing extraordinary shoreline frontage.