Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens with Kids – DC

Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens Info:

  • City: Washington, DC
  • Type: Park
  • Outdoor or Indoor? Outdoor
  • Age Range:
    • Good for Babies? Yes
    • Good for Elementary? Yes
    • Good for Teens? Yes

Hours & Tickets

  • Hours: Daily 8 AM to 4 PM (Gaes close right at 4 PM!)
  • Free or Paid? Free
  • Cost: Free
  • Advance Tickets Required? No

Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens with Kids Amenities

  • Restrooms? Yes
  • Parking Type? Lot
  • Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible? Yes

More Info:

Perfect day to visit Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens in NE DC with kids! This is the only National Park Service site that is dedicated to aquatic gardens. There are 45 ponds filled with beautiful flowers, plants and tons of turtles!⁣

The best part was seeing our friends after a year and the kids played for over an hour in a field while we caught up in the shade! @melodyhood_dc

COUPLE OF TIPS:

1️⃣ Parking lot gate closes at 4 PM so you must leave by 4 PM. ⁣

2️⃣ We saw a couple lotus and lily flowers but their peak will be in mid-July.⁣

3️⃣ The bookstore is closed but they had an info table outside with Jr. Ranger Booklets and stamps. Pick up the activity books before you explore as some of the activities relate to the gardens (See pics in stories! we picked up on our way out but fun to do in car too)⁣

KENILWORTH AQUATIC GARDENS:⁣

📍- 1550 Anacostia Ave NE, Washington, DC⁣

💲 – Free! ⁣

⏰ – Open 8 AM to 4 PM every day. ⁣

🚻 – Portable restrooms (surprisingly clean!) are open but bookstore restrooms are not open as of yesterday.⁣

🅿️ – Large parking lot but note that the gates close at 4 PM. You must leave with your car by 4 PM. ⁣

😷 – Not many people on a weekday afternoon but lots of space to spread out if busy.⁣

♿️ – Most paths are gravel so somewhat stroller-friendly. I saw one person using a walker. ⁣

Website: Link.

More DC Kids Spots here: More spots.

Note: This entry was created in Summer 2021 and will be updated on a quarterly basis. Some of the information may be incorrect, especially with re-opening schedules changing hours and ticketing procedures. Please double check with the location for up-to-date info. Thanks so much for understanding!

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