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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April 22 Earth Day Volunteer Event

Saturday, April 22nd - 2017

Join us on Saturday, April 22rd for our annual Earth Day event, held in partnership with the Anacostia Watershed Society. We will spend the morning removing invasive plants, picking up trash, planting native plants, and performing other park projects. When the work is done we hope our volunteers will join the watershed wide Earth Day celebration at a location nearby (TBD). The celebration will include free food and drink, live music, local exhibitors, and speakers. SSL credits can be earned. Register online here: http://friendsofkenilworthgardens.eventbrite.com

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May 20 Saturday Volunteer Day

Saturday, May 20th - 2017

Come join us outside picking up trash, thinning water lilies in the ponds, and removing invasive English ivy and honeysuckle. Individuals and groups of all ages welcome! SSL credits can be earned. Register online here: http://friendsofkenilworthgardens.eventbrite.com

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June 24 Saturday Volunteer Day

Wednesday, May 24th - 2017

Join us as we prepare for our peak bloom season! We will be in the ponds working with water lilies, removing invasive plants, and planting and weeding gardens. Contact tina@friendsofkenilworthgardens.org with questions. SSL credits can be earned. To register, sign up here: http://friendsofkenilworthgardens.eventbrite.com

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