I’ve lived in suburban Maryland outside of Washington, DC for most of my life and never knew of the National Park Services’ Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Garden until this past October. This park dates back to 1926 and preserves some of the beautiful natural treasures of Washington, DC. They say, “in an old dance wind, water, and land combine here”. And I believe it.
The park is located in northeast Washington, DC just south of the Route 50, Baltimore-Washington Parkway, and Kenilworth Avenue intersection. Park entrance is at 1550 Anacostia Avenue, NE, Washington, DC. You can get there by vehicle, metro and yes … even canoe.
Although “life” wasn’t bustling in the park in October — there were remnants of beautiful flowers, water lilies, and foliage. The boardwalk was perfect for seeing birds, ducks, cranes and the start of beautiful fall colors. Frankly, I can’t wait to visit this spring and summer… stay tuned!