Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, a national park site along the Anacostia River, features 35 ponds of water lilies and lotus along with acres of dynamic tidal marsh – a much-needed refuge from the stresses of daily life for nearly 375,000 annual visitors. FoKAG works in partnership with the National Park Service which without help can run only a bare-bones operation and offerings that too frequently lack the inclusiveness and relevance that the park’s neighbors in Wards 7 and 8 deserve. FoKAG fills the gaps and helps maintain the Gardens as a vital local resource. During the pandemic, FoKAG and NPS have been building the park's volunteer capacity and creating materials and programs to help visitors enjoy the park upon their return: think scavenger hunts for families, plant and animal identification guides, new pedestrian patterns and other guidance to help everyone stay safe.
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