Kingman and Heritage Islands

Kingman and Heritage Islands offer a natural refuge from the busy city – in the middle of the Anacostia River.

The northern half of Kingman Island is part of Langston Golf Course, but the southern half of the island is accessible to the public for hiking, biking, birding, dog-walking, fishing, picnicking, photography and more.


You can access Kingman Island by a footbridge located adjacent to the Anacostia RiverWalk Trail along the northern section of the RFK stadium's parking lots (map). 

The island is open from dawn until dusk.


Both islands are man-made, built from material dredged from the Anacostia River and completed in 1929. Once federally managed property, these parks are now owned by the District of Columbia and managed by Living Classrooms. The District Department of Energy and Environment created a new master plan for the island in 2017, including designs for an educational campus. 

Learn more about Kingman and Heritage Islands here.