A big THANK YOU to all the volunteers who came out for National Public Lands Day on September 28! 

Recent News & Upcoming Events

Anacostia Riverwalk Trail

Wednesday, October 2nd - 2013

The Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens segment of the Anacostia Riverwalk is delayed. The District and Maryland Departments of Transportation jointly re-advertised Sept 27, 2013 for contractor bids on constructing the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens Segment of the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail with alternative design/construction criteria. All construction bids for the project received on August 6, 2013 were cancelled. - See more at: http://www.anacostiawaterfront.org/news/#sthash.wKDQbx9t.dpuf

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Kenilworth-Parkside Choice Neighborhoods Initiative

Wednesday, October 9th - 2013

The Choice Neighborhoods program supports locally driven strategies to address struggling neighborhoods with distressed public or HUD-assisted housing through a comprehensive approach to neighborhood transformation. Local leaders, residents, and stakeholders, such as public housing authorities, cities, schools, police, business owners, nonprofits, and private developers, come together to create and implement a plan that transforms distressed HUD housing and addresses the challenges in the surrounding neighborhood. The program is designed to catalyze critical improvements in neighborhood assets, including vacant property, housing, services and schools. DC Housing Authority submitted an application to HUD for approximately $30 million in Choice Implementation funding on September 10th, and its draft Neighborhood Transformation Plan on September 13th, 2013. The Transformation Plan, incorporated into the application, was the result of the extraordinary work and support of many parnters, including Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens for over the past three years. Unforuntately, Kenilworth-Parkside Choice Neighborhood Initiative Program application for Implementation funding was not selected by HUD as a finalist in 2014. DCHA is committed to moving forward with or without HUD funding and, together with you, will arrive at a strategy for the implementation of the ambitious and creative plan we all developed together.

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Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens Competes for $20K of Donated Design Services on May 17

Tuesday, May 6th - 2014

We are thrilled to be selected as a finalist in MakeDC's first ever Designing Dreams competition! Please join us on Saturday, May 17 from 5-8pm, and cheer us on as we compete against six other finalists for donated design services to engage the community in developing a plan that would dramatically increase and enhance public access, expand the visitor experience, and increase vibrancy at the park. We need you. Audience participation will be part of our success! Details and tickets at: http://www.makedc.org/#!designing-dreams/cfva

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Sept 30 National Public Lands Day Volunteer Event

Saturday, September 30th - 2017

Join us as we partner with the National Environmental Education Foundation to celebrate National Public Lands Day! For this premiere service event 200 plus volunteers will assist with the removal of cut lotus from the park's ponds as well as a variety of other park improvement projects including transplanting perennials, removing invasive species, and picking up litter from 9am-1pm, including lunch in the picnic grove. SSL credits can be earned. Please register here: http://friendsofkenilworthgardens.eventbrite.com Please contact Tina O'Connell at tina@friendsofkenilworthgardens.org with questions.

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Oct 28 Saturday Volunteer Event

Saturday, October 28th - 2017

Now that fall has arrived, it is time to begin putting the gardens to bed for the winter. Volunteers will help the gardens' staff winterize the plants and grounds or take a last swipe at litter and invasives. SSL credits can be earned. To register, sign up here: http://friendsofkenilworthgardens.eventbrite.com Please contact Tina O'Connell at tina@friendsofkenilworthgardens.org with questions.

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Nov 11 Veteran's Day of Service

Saturday, November 11th - 2017

Come celebrate Veteran's Day by giving back! We will spend the morning removing cut lotus lotus, invasive plants, picking up trash, planting native plants, and performing other park projects. Individuals and groups welcome! SSL credits can be earned. Please register here: http://friendsofkenilworthgardens.eventbrite.com Please contact Tina O'Connell at tina@friendsofkenilworthgardens.org with questions.

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