Photos taken by Ed Niehenke

Deep within Kenilworth lies an oasis, hidden behind trees and cattails. It’s a place where beavers build their homes and turtles sleep on logs. Lotus’s rise from the muck and lilies sit on the water. The wind dances with the dragonflies, rustling through the trees, carrying the song of the birds until it brushes across your face, fading to a whisper, saying “come join.”

Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens,
1550 Anacostia Ave NE, Washington, DC 20019
8 am – 4 pm, (202) 692-6080
Even though the park opens at 8am, you can usually get in earlier.