Anacostia Community Park
Washington, DC
Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network

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Brief Description: The Earth Conservation Corps, in partnership with several public housing communities and the District of Columbia, are restoring a site adjacent to the Old Capitol Pumphouse in Washington, DC. The site sits beside the Anacostia River, a significant tributary of the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay and the focus of a number of conservation and restoration efforts. The Old Pumphouse site is being restored as a community park, providing area residents with access to the Anacostia.
Location / Directions: From Southeast Washington near the Navy Yard, go to end of Canal Street and look for two story brick building on the waterfront.
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Address: Anacostia Community Park
First Street and Potomac Ave.
Washington, DC 20003
Visitor Phone: (202) 554-1960
Activities: Programs are designed around environmental education and restoration and are targeted to the communities of Southeast Washington, D.C. One on-going project is the restoration of eagles to the Anacostia.


Operating Hours: The visitor center is open Monday through Friday from 9am until 5pm. Call about specific programs and use of the building or pier
Fees: Call for information.
Visitor Facilities: Environmental education center is base of operations for the Earth Conservation Corps. It is located in the Old Capitol Pumphouse on the Anacostia River. Call about specific programs and use of the building or pier. Garden, aviary, library, and science and computer labs are under development.
Accessibility: Building entrance is ramped, public space is on one level.

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