Sunny Sunday Waterlillies & Lotus, Birds, Marsh, River 930am

Sunny Sunday Aug[masked]am 10am tour Aquatic Gardens see lotus blossoms and waterlillies, birds, trees, marsh, boardwalk into marsh, river


KENILWORTH AQUATIC GARDENS in Northeast DC. A unique Washington DC summer attraction.This is a simple, beautiful, way to enjoy nature at a free National Park.  Meetup at Ranger's Office and Gift Shop HQ

WHEN: Sunday morning 9:30am-Noon, then bring your own lunch

Gardens tour starts at 10am - regularly scheduled.  Weather predicted in low 80s.

Park Hours - 7am gates opened -- 5pm gates locked 

WHERE: Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens 1550 Anacostia Avenue NE Washington DC

 WHAT: 

View -- waterlillies best in morning, season will end soon. see the blossoms now. lotus blossoms birds and plants in marsh area from boardwalk

Hike -- peninsula between the Anacostia River and the marsh and boardwalk into the marsh to see birds and plants.

Lunch -- bring water even if you are not eating lunch here, bring your own lunch, on picnic tables.

Questions or Comments: Philo Collins, [masked][masked] 

GETTING THERE : 1. METRO - 

Remember, Metro trains are less frequent on Sundays, bikes OK on Sunday.

Deanwood Station, Orange Line About 10 ten minute walk to Kenilworth Gardens.

Use the lower Polk Street Exit. -- go straight ahead to the Kenilworth Avenue (aka Anacostia Freeway),then cross the pedestrian overpass across Kenilworth Avenue then go left on Douglas Street. (tree lined street) straight ahead to edge of park and Gardens. Go right on Anacostia Avenue (which is along the park) and enter any open gate on your left.  Meetup at Ranger's Office and Gift Shop HQ


2. Auto:

Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens ( visitor center facilities ) is in northeast Washington, D.C., just south of the Route 50, Baltimore-Washington Parkway, Kenilworth Avenue intersection. 

Southbound: If you are coming from north of Route 50 or Route 50, to the Eastern Avenue Exit. Go straight up the ramp to the second street on the right, Douglas Street. Make a right onto Douglas Street. At the end of Douglas Street, make another right onto Anacostia Avenue to get to Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens. Go left to get to Kenilworth Recreation Park.

Northbound: If you are coming from south of Route 50, take Route 295 north to the Burroughs Street Exit. At the bottom of the ramp go left. Go straight to Kenilworth Recreation Park. To get to Aquatic Gardens, go to the right of the athletic field entrance to follow Lee Street to 40th around a curve to Anacostia Avenue. Pass a hand ball court and wooded area to the gardens. An alternate to the Aquatic Gardens is to continue north on Route 295 to the Eastern Avenue Exit. Make a U turn to the left at the light at the top of the ramp and go down two streets to Douglas Street. Make a right on Douglas. At the end of Douglas make a right on Anacostia and continue a block and a half to the park on the left.

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