About Us

Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens (FoKAG) was founded in 2007 by a small group of volunteers enthralled by the park’s unique beauty and place in DC history. Keenly aware of the enormous task of maintaining the park, FoKAG works in cooperation with the National Park Service to ensure the park is well-maintained, well-enjoyed and welcoming for neighbors and visitors. 

FoKAG is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that connects people to the park through stewardship, engagement and educational programs. We envision an aquatic gardens that inspires. 

The Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens celebrates and protects this special place by:

  • Engaging volunteers
  • Enhancing park infrastructure
  • Supporting educational and interpretive programs
  • Building community partnerships
  • Fundraising for special park initiatives

Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens and this National Park is part of a larger story. Located in Ward 7, the Gardens are positioned on the ancestral homeland of the Nacotchtank (Anacostan) and Piscataway Conoy People.  Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens respectfully acknowledges the rich culture and contributions of all indigenous communities— past, present and future. 


FoKAG has a small yet mighty staff.  View our Staff members.


FoKAG’s board consists entirely of passionate volunteers dedicated to supporting the park and local neighborhoods, and to growing the next generation of environmental and community leaders.  View our Board members.