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Anacostia Park

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Address: Fairlawn Ave, Washington DC, DC
Phone Number: 202 472 3873
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11:00 am - 6:45 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 5:45 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 6:45 pm

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Actually, this is a review of the river itself, not the park

We decided to see parts of DC from a different perspective and dropped a canoe in the Anacostia River (connects to the Patomac). There is a small marina right at the junction of... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Biff S
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Canaan, New Hampshire
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Canaan, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to see parts of DC from a different perspective and dropped a canoe in the Anacostia River (connects to the Patomac). There is a small marina right at the junction of Pennsylvania Avenue and M Street SE with free public parking and a number of launch docks. We travelled east past Anacostia Park to Kingman Island, next to... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3,052 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3,611 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

This is a nice park with a beautiful water-side walkway. I would recommend it for a relaxing stroll, especially as the days get longer and warmer!

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Rossville, KS
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

It was nice to see so many local people out and about walking with dogs or babies, running, or biking. There is plenty of seating for resting or just taking in the view of the waterfront. There are a number of restaurants, bars, and shops in the area. There are fitness facilities and grocery stores within a couple of blocks.... More 

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Thank Katherine H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful and peaceful. You can see it's getting renovated with some upgrades to the bridge/dock. I wish more people would pick up their trash and stop polluting. They have a community garden that could use some helping hands to make it nice. Great park for quiet nature.

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Thank S y
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

high crime area...locals steer clear of this area as much as possible..."find something else to do" is my advice...

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DC Metro Area
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012

The park has improved and continuous to improve to service the community. There's a wider walking trail along the river, and additionally lighting along the way. Some areas still obstructed by highway improvements nearby, but the majority of the park (with pool) is still functional.

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