Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

The Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization working to protect, restore,and promote Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens and Kenilworth Marsh. This unique park reveals the only remaining  tidal marsh in Washington, D.C., natural riparian environments along the Anacostia, and breathtaking historic water lily and lotus in ponds. We encourage public discovery of the park through community events, volunteer activities, and educational programs for youth. The Friends is a
501-c-3 nonprofit organization, driven by an intense passion to help the park achieve its full natural, historical, and recreational potential for the people of the greater Washington, D.C. region and the nation.

The Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that connects people to the park through volunteer service, education, and recreation. This unique park, only a few miles from the Nation's Capitol, reveals the only remaining  tidal marsh in Washington, D.C., natural riparian environments along the Anacostia, and breathtaking historic water lily and lotus in ponds. We encourage public discovery of the park through community events, volunteer activities, and educational programs for youth. 

 The Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens celebrates and protects this special place by:

  • engaging volunteers
  • supporting educational and interpretive programs
  • building community partnerships
  • fundraising for special park initiatives

Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens is your voice for this park.

Volunteer

The Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens invites you to volunteer with us! Volunteering is a great way to give back to the community, relax and to make new friends. We welcome:

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Individuals
·          Groups (all sizes)
·          Corporate Groups

Volunteers engage in a wide variety of service activities, including lily pond restoration, removal of invasive plants, planting, pruning, trash removal (land and river borne), and other projects as needed. We typically work on the 4th Saturday of the month, and we host large volunteer events for Earth Day (April), Good Neighbor Day (May) and National Public Lands Day (September). We also welcome professional expertise and financial assistance.

Come join us! We are always looking for volunteers who have a passion for people and the park.

Leadership

Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens is a volunteer led 501-c-3 nonprofit organization.  Our board of directors is composed of long-time volunteers active in Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens events.  National Parks Conservation Association has fostered the Friends' growth and we thank NPCA for its support.