Kingman and Heritage Islands Park offers a variety of activities to all visitors. With over 1.5 miles of trails the park provides excellent opportunities for hikers, joggers, and walkers who wish to enjoy a rich excursion into a natural environment. Many trails within the park are also open to bicyclists and the park is conveniently located along the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail, a multi-use trail which connects the park to several local communities and recreation spaces.
Canoe and kayak access is provided along the boardwalk bridge connecting Kingman and Heritage Islands, allowing boaters to explore Kingman Lake and the Anacostia River. Several locations along Kingman Island provide space for canoe and kayak users to enter the park when paddling along the Anacostia River.
The park also offers many opportunities for viewing wildlife in a natural environment. With over 100 species of birds identified at the park, visitors often catch a glimpse of Great Blue Herons and Great Egrets fishing or wading in Kingman Lake or Bald Eagles flying over the park. Red fox and beaver also can be seen while walking park trails. Visitors also have the opportunity to fish in the Anacostia River and Kingman Lake.
Volunteer clean-up and restoration events are held often to offer visitors the opportunity to participate in enhancing the natural resources within the park. Check the park website for more information on upcoming events. In addition, educational programs and several special event celebrations are regularly held at the park.