Anacostia Park

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Anacostia Park
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Map showing the location of Anacostia Park
Map showing the location of Anacostia Park
Location Anacostia, Washington, D.C., USA
Coordinates 38°52′41″N 76°58′09″W / 38.8781678°N 76.9691416°W / 38.8781678; -76.9691416Coordinates: 38°52′41″N 76°58′09″W / 38.8781678°N 76.9691416°W / 38.8781678; -76.9691416[1]
Area 1,200 acres (4.9 km2)
Governing body National Park Service

Anacostia Park is operated by the United States National Park Service. It is one of Washington, D.C.'s largest and most important recreation areas, with over 1200 acres (4.9 km2) at multiple sites. Included in Anacostia Park is Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens and Kenilworth Marsh. Hundreds of acres are available for ballfields, picnicking, basketball, tennis, and the Anacostia Park Pavilion has some 3300 square feet (307 m2) of space for roller skating and special events. The Langston Golf Course offers an 18 hole course as well as a driving range, and three concession-operated marinas, four boat clubs, and a public boat ramp provide for access to the tidal Anacostia River for recreational boating.

"Eagles' Nest", the headquarters of the United States Park Police helicopter aviation unit is located in Anacostia Park. Additionally, the headquarters of National Capital Parks-East is located within the park.

Anacostia Park, in May 2014, looking North towards the Skating Rink


  1. ^ "Anacostia Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-03-30.

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