Directions & Hours

Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens is located at 1550 Anacostia Ave NE, Washington, DC.

The park is accessible by car with a small parking lot, by Metro (Deanwood or Minnesota Avenue stops on the Orange Line), by bike (via the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail), and can be explored at high tide by kayak or canoe. For more information on biking, walking, and water access, check out this map.

The park grounds open at 7:45 a.m. year round for birdwatching, photography, and morning strolls. Visitor services including the visitor center, restrooms, and park rangers are available:

  • From 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. during the winter (November 1 – March 31)
  • From 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during the summer (April 1 – October 31)

The park is closed on New Year’s Day (January 1), Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day (December 25).

For all current information on park hours, including openings/closings, please visit

Note: Be sure to check closing times as the gates in the parking lot will be locked promptly at that time. If you find yourself locked in, please call the U.S. Park Police at (202) 617-7500.

Following guidance from the CDC and recommendations from state and local officials in consultation with NPS Public Health Service officers, Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens, including the visitor center, gardens & park grounds, is closed until further notice.Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date.
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