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Celebrate! Anacostia Park Centennial

  • Anacostia Park Skating Pavillion 1500 Anacostia Drive Washington, DC, 20020 United States (map)

9:30 - 10:30 am      Yoga in the Park

Relax and be at peace - a mindful way to start the celebrations

10 am - 12 pm         River Rides

Enjoy boat tours w/ Anacostia Park & River history and nature

10:30 am - 1 pm     Tales and Trails

Ranger lead bike tour to share park history

12:00 - 5 pm          Happy Birthday Anacostia Park - Family fun! 

  • Mural painting, live raptors
  • Fishing lessons and prize for the biggest fish
  • Photobooth stations, arts and crafts
  • Bike repair pop up, photo exhibits, roller skating performances and more!

5 - 8 pm       Disco Skate Party - Lace on your skates, get down with disco 

Check out skating performances. Eat cake and sing happy birthday to your neighborhood national park.  

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Getting There

Metro & Bus

  • Potomac Avenue Metro Station is a 25-minute walk.
  • Anacostia Metro Station is a 40-minute walk,
  • The bus stop at Pennsylvania SE and L’Enfant Square SE is a 10-15 minute walk.

Plan your trip on public transit!


The Anacostia Riverwalk Trail is a great way to access the park. Capital Bikeshare at Anacostia Metro Station, Good Hope Road SE and Anacostia Park Recreation Center. Bike parking stations are available.


Visitors are encouraged to use public transportation, walk or bike .Extremely limited parking is available near the Anacostia Park Skating Pavilion.

What to Bring

  • Bring a picnic or snacks, and food will be for sale.
  • Lawn chairs and blankets are encouraged.
  • Dogs on leash are allowed in Anacostia Park. Owners are responsible for picking up waste.

What Not to Bring

Alcohol, weapons, illegal substances, open fires, fireworks, BBQ grills and pop-up tents are not allowed. Please do not light candles or incense in the park.

About Anacostia Park Centennial

On August 31, 1918, Congress passed legislation to designate specific land along the Anacostia River in the nation’s capital as Anacostia Park. 100 years later, Anacostia Park is a thriving national park that encompasses more than 1,200 acres and includes cherished places such as Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, River Terrace Park, Langston Golf Course and the Anacostia Park Skating Pavilion.

Celebrate 100 years of Anacostia Park and the Year of the Anacostia! 

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