Category: News

March 10, 2021March 10, 2021

Celebrating Women’s History Month at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

Celebrating Women’s History Month at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens and the area surrounding it have incredible histories filled with women who have stood up, taken charge, and made their mark on the world for the better. From business owners to dedicated lovers of the park, here are just a few stories of the...

December 8, 2020December 8, 2020

A VISTA’s Story of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

My name is Megan Singleton, this year’s Americorps VISTA serving with Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens. I wanted to take a moment to share my story with you and tell you about my love for Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens. When I started with Friends back in January, I was new to the city, new to the...

November 3, 2020November 3, 2020

2020-21 Artist in Residency: Down to Earth

Calling All Artists! The application is now open for the new artist residency at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens! Down to Earth is a creative project partnership between Capital Fringe, Caandor Labs, and Friends of the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, a proud partner of the National Park Service. We are offering four paid artists’ residencies under the theme...

September 11, 2020September 11, 2020

9/11 Day of Service: Meet Megan

By: Megan Singleton, AmeriCorps VISTA member When I graduated from college last year, I was floundering to find a way that I could incorporate my desire to explore, my love of environmental activism, and my burgeoning need to find a job that would make an impact. I came across the Americorps description for Volunteer and...

September 9, 2020September 9, 2020

Donor Highlight: Kelly Fisher of Wildflower Yoga

Meet Kelly Fisher, one of Friends’ donor champions! Kelly runs Wildflower Yoga, which focuses on the physical and spiritual healing power of yoga, and recently raised $1,045 for our annual summer camp through a yoga fundraiser!    Kelly says that, “since the pandemic began and then the cause of racial justice came to the forefront...

July 22, 2020July 22, 2020

Virtual Summer Camp 2020: A Success!

One of the best times of year is the short few weeks in the heat of summer when kids come together to enjoy nature. At Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, that means summer camp. Birds and bees and lotus and field trips and water parks and hiking trails- you name it, we do it. But,...

June 22, 2020June 22, 2020

Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington- We’ve been selected!

In these times, nature, community, love, peace, and unity are so important. All people regardless of culture and background can enjoy the park, it helps you connect with neighbors and different kinds of people, too. I care about the park because I grew up here. Our passion as friends and neighbors of Kenilworth makes us...

June 17, 2020June 17, 2020

An Interview with Kenya McKeever

Big news, we’ve started a blog! This is a chance for us to share all the great stories and updates from the park, while having a place to host all the great content we all generate.  We’ll kick things off with a sweet interview done with our resident expert on all things Kenilworth, Kenya McKeever....