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Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens (FoKAG) is a small, tight-knit team dedicated to making this oasis in Washington, DC a thriving place. Join the team!

Now hiring for a 2023 AmeriCorps VISTA- don’t delay! The deadline for applications is December 27th!

Join the FoKAG team! Become a Stewards AmeriCorps VISTA!

Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens is a national park site featuring historic ponds, offering a unique respite in our capital city. Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens is dedicated to ensuring the Gardens are well-maintained, well-enjoyed, and welcoming. We do this by connecting people to the Gardens through stewardship, public engagement, and educational programs in cooperation with the National Park Service.

The neighborhoods surrounding the KAG have been systemically harmed and overlooked for decades, leaving residents with few avenues for economic, professional, or personal mobility. Neighbors have long desired for the Gardens to play a larger role in improving their quality of life. Increased programming and access would create a respite to escape city and home life, as well as a place for community to gather to learn, work and play. FoKAG and NPS have initiated programming for the Gardens’ neighbors in recent years.

We have made some significant inroads and now we seek to improve our communications strategy and build community support for the park. This means sharing our programs and ensuring our programs and communication practices are relevant and accessible. We seek to uplift our neighbor’s voices and stories, listening and learning as we go.

This position is ideal for self-starters and fast learners who have a creative mind and work well in a collaborative team environment and on their own. A commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility is required. Also, you should like having a total blast while working in a setting made for Instagram! This will give you the experience and skills needed to jumpstart a career in communications, community engagement, event planning, graphic design, and fundraising.

This is a full-time one-year paid position, great for people looking to build their skills and work in a beautiful park. 

Interested in learning more and applying? Click here to complete your AmeriCorps VISTA application today!

Applications are due December 27th. Questions? Email Tina O’Connell at