Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens provides an extraordinary space for outdoor exploration and learning with over 30 individual ponds teeming with exotic water lilies and lotus, as well as frogs, turtles, fish, dragonflies, butterflies, and more.
The tidal marsh, enjoyed by walking (or skipping!) along a long boardwalk, is fed by the waters of the Anacostia River and experiences a three foot fluctuation in water level daily. This unique park provides opportunities to learn about the tidal marsh ecosystem and connects kids and adults to the Chesapeake Bay watershed in a hands-on way.
Activities and Wildlife Guides
These fun activities are great for families and are free to download. Print them out, or save them to your phone, and bring them with you to the park to engage in a wild, exciting educational experience! Learn more about Activities and Wildlife Guides
Our intensive three-week summer camp (formerly known as NatureFest) is a neighborhood and park-based camp that provides safe, high-quality programming when parents and caregivers need it most. Find out more about summer camp.