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Kingman and Heritage Islands Park
Activities:

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.

Biking Birding and Wildlife Viewing Educational Programs Fishing Hiking Picnicking Canoeing / Kayaking
Pet policy:

Pets are welcome at the park and are required to be kept on a leash at all times.

Facilities:

Kingman and Heritage Islands has over 1.5 miles of trails for visitors to use. In addition, canoe and kayak access is provided at the park for visitors using Kingman Lake and the Anacostia River. Restrooms are also available at the park.

Plans for enhanced entrance areas, additional trails, and outdoor classrooms are anticipated to be completed in early 2011.

Accessibility:

New entrances and trails scheduled to be completed by early 2011 will provide ADA accessibility to new areas within Kingman and Heritage Islands Park. For more information about trail accessibility call park staff at (202)-557-1925.


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