Thanks to the District Department of the Environment we now have an updated Bird List for Kingman and Heritage Islands! Bird watchers, please join us in putting it to good use. ____________________________________________________________
STEM and ATHLETICS Camp Fully Enrolled!!
A sports-oriented day camp in which students learn about the science and physics behind popular ball-type sports (baseball, soccer, golf, tennis, etc.) in conjunction with playing the games, will return to Kingman and Heritage Islands Park for the 2nd summer in a row. ____________________________________________________________
The Seventh Annual Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival Was A Total Success!!
Thanks to everyone who came out to enjoy the Bluegrass and Folk music at the festival on April 30, 2016.
The public turned out in mass to enjoy the music and atmosphere of the day. In addition to the music, visitors had the opportunity to join in on activities offered.
Mark your calendars for next year, as it promises to be just as much fun! Second weekend in May, 2017!
Kingman and Heritage Islands Park is currently undergoing a plan to remove the asphalt from the main meadow on Kingman and plant the area with native grasses and wildflowers. Stay tuned for updates on scheduling, which is aiming to be in late summer.
We are interested in learning more about what ways you enjoy Kingman and Heritage Islands Park. Please take a minute to give us your feedback on different issues about the park as well as provide comments and suggestions on our wonderful park. We appreciate your interest in helping us learn more!
Kingman and Heritage Islands are natural parklands found on the Anacostia River in Northeast Washington, DC. There are over 50 acres of natural area to be explored on these two island habitats. Wooded trails, river views, and wetlands comprise much of the sights to be experienced when visiting the park. Trails in the park are open for walking, hiking, and bicycling. Visitors can also enjoy viewing a variety of plants and animals native to the area.
Kingman and Heritage islands can also be explored by boat. Kingman Island is bordered on the east by the Anacostia River, and on the west by Kingman Lake, which also surrounds Heritage Island. Boating on Kingman Lake and in the Anacostia River provides great views of the islands and of waterfowl living in along the river and in the wetlands.
Though the park on Kingman Island and Heritage Island is maintained as natural parkland, the islands were both constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In 1916 the islands were developed from sediment dredged from the bottom of the Anacostia River. In addition, the wetlands found around the edges of Kingman Lake were developed and constructed by the Army Corps of Engineers and several other partner organizations.
The park on Kingman and Heritage Islands is being developed as a project of the District of Columbia Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development. Kingman Island is also the future location of the Kingman Island Environmental Center. The Office of the Deputy Mayor has selected Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region to manage the park on Kingman and Heritage Islands, and to provide educational experiences and programs to the public.
To make a tax-deductible donation for continued restoration and educational programs at Kingman and Heritage Islands Park, please visit the Just Give website for Living Classrooms by clicking the link below. Thank you for your support.