The Yards Park with Kids – DC

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

More Info:

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 More on wading pool and fountains here:

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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