The Yards Park with Kids 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: Open daily. Dancing Fountains on 10 AM to 7 PM
- Free or Paid? Free
- Cost: Free!
- Advance Tickets Required? No
Yards Park Amenities
- Restrooms? Yes
- Parking Type? Lot
- Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible? Yes
The Yards Park was bustling today and the kids and I loved it! Tons of space to run and explore, cool bridges, timed “obstacle course my daughter set up (swipe to pic #6) and of course, our favorite @icecreamjubilee for a treat!
And the Wading Pool and Fountains are amazing too. Check out the reel here.
I wondered if the kids would be disappointed that the spray fountain and water was off (such a fun spot in the summer!) but they didn’t care at all because there is tons to see and do along the Anacostia Trail and around @theyardsdc
🅿️ Did a loop to find street parking but nothing was available so parked in The Yards Lot Q right behind District Winery on 4th St. and Water St. SE. Weekdays its $2-2.50 an hour and weekends its $1.50-$3 per hour. As a mom driving into DC, I love having this lot available if I can’t find street parking!
😷 Lots of people because it was so beautiful out but everyone was social distancing and wearing masks. Plenty of places to move to if there is a busy area you are not comfortable with.
🚻 1 portable restroom in the back corner of the parking lot. Lots of businesses open including Harris Teeter if you needed to ask.
🍦 Ice Cream Jubilee is one of the best in the city (and awarded best for 5 years I think!) Loved their Passion Fruit Guava (non-dairy) and Cherries Jubilee! Also love their protocols of just stepping 2 feet into their store to order, one at a time on an ipad and waiting outside for your ice cream. #sharejubilee https://www.instagram.com/p/CMQstKFhAzH/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link. More on wading pool and fountains here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CP4RKQDhmVW/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_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!