Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens

Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens

At Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens starting in late May water lilies and lotus take center stage each summer. The park is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna once native to the region before urban sprawl took the surrounding land. 

In an age old dance wind, water, and land combine here.  Sparkling in the sun on a breezy day, this natural area along the Anacostia River has origins in a 1926 act of Congress to preserve the forests, water quality, and recreation value of the waterways of Washington, DC.  The park reflects the policies that affect rivers and wetlands.

Kenilworth Marsh is a natural work where raptors punctuate the winter sky and marsh wrens design their summer songs. Come by canoe or use the boardwalk and river trail accessed at the Aquatic Gardens. There is an ever changing pallet of water colors all year with fall foliage and winter birding. Mornings are the best time for viewing open summer flowers.

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Last updated: February 13, 2020