Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens, Washington DC

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National Park · Hidden Gem · Garden
Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens is a National Park Service site located in the north eastern corner of Washington, D.C., and the Maryland state border. Nestled near the banks of the Anacostia River and directly west of the Baltimore–Washington Parkway, Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens preserves a plethora of rare waterlilies and lotuses in the cultivated ponds near the river. The park also contains the Kenilworth Marsh, the only remaining tidal marsh in Washington, D.C. and an adjacent recreational area.
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  • Kenilworth Park is a relatively-obscure NPS unit that is in DC, but far from the major museums and attractions around the National Mall. It's a marsh with water lillies and wildlife including wading....  more »
  • What kind of park closes at 4pm? If you have a job, don’t bother trying to visit, it will just be a waste of time and money.  more »
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