“Where water and wind dance”
In an age old dance wind, water, and land combine here. Sparkling in the sun on a breezy day, this natural area of Anacostia Park has origins in a 1926 act of Congress to preserve the forests, water quality, and recreation value of the waterways of Washington, DC. The park reflects the policies that affect rivers and wetlands. These wetlands sustained their civilization with clean water, abundant food, medicine, and shelter. From the cattail alone, people derived food, medicine, and the raw materials for household goods and summer shelter. They began the cycle of human discovery, loss, and rediscovery.
Be sure to visit the park in the late summer to catch the blooming lotus and water lilies.
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Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens
- Sun - Sat: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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