Visit the Anacostia Waterfront!

Learn more about the amazing network of parks, trails and amenities along the Anacostia River in the heart of Washington, DC. Follow the links below to discover what opportunities and adventures await you. 

Boating on the Anacostia

You can launch a canoe, kayak or other boat and explore the Anacostia River!

Fishing on the Anacostia

Fishing is a popular sport on the Anacostia River – just be sure to get a license and practice catch and release.

Anacostia RiverWalk Trail

The Anacostia RiverWalk Trail offers over 15 miles of separated, multiuse trails along or connecting to the Anacostia River in DC and Maryland.

Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

The Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens provide a beautiful natural setting and an opportunity to see birds, wildlife and rare plant species.

Yards Park

Yards Park is a waterfront destination near the Navy Yard, providing green space and water features. This award-winning park hosts recreation, special events, and festivals throughout the year.

11th Street Bridge Park

The proposed 11th Street Bridge Park will be constructed on the  piers of the old 11th Street Bridge connecting both sides of the Anacostia River. 

Capitol Riverfront

Capitol Riverfront is a recently developed district in Washington, DC, that lines the waterfront of the Anacostia River. The mixed-use neighborhood features housing, retail and offices and provides access to the waterfront through public parks and the Anacostia RiverWalk Trail. 


This section of Anacostia Park features the Anacostia Pool and Recreation Center, sports fields and access along the waterfront via the Anacostia RiverWalk Trail. 

Boathouse Row

Boathouse Row features...

Congressional Cemetery

Congressional Cemetery does not provide direct access to the waterfront--but it could and it should. 

Buzzard Point

Buzzard Point Park is a small waterfront park located near the confluence of the Anacostia River and the Potomac River. The neighborhood surrounding Buzzard Point is undergoing major transformations and the National Park Service is currently planning a new future for the park. 

Poplar Point

Poplar Point is the current location of the headquarters of the National Park Service National Capital Parks-East division and the United States Park Police and may some day be redeveloped into a mixed-use neighborhood. The NPS and the District of Columbia are currently planning and leading cleanup efforts for contamination of Poplar Point. 

Boathouse Row

Congressional Cemetery


RFK Campus

Kingman Island South

Kingman Island North

River Terrace

Langston Golf Course

Kenilworth Park South

Kenilworth Park North

U.S. National Arboretum

Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens