Things to Do
Things to do:
Biking: KIngman Island is part of the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail. Biking is permitted on the main trail on Kingman Island and on the boardwalk trail.
Birding: There are 100 species of resident and migratory birds that can be seen at the park.
Boating: Kingman Island can be explored by boat. Visitors can explore the park’s shore to the east on the Anacostia River and to the west on Kingman Lake. Dock access to the island is provided on the boardwalk connecting Kingman and Heritage Islands.* *Note: The waterways surrounding the islands are tidal; please check Current Tide Data before planning your trip.
Dog Walking: Dogs are allowed in the park as long as they remain on a leash. Please pick up and properly dispose of their waste.
Fishing: Fishing is allowed in all areas of the park in accordance with DC Laws. PLEASE DO NOT EAT THE FISH. Eating fish from the Anacostia River is highly discouraged due to the many dangers associated with the river’s health.
Hiking: There is over a mile and a half of trails on the islands to hike and explore.
Picnicking: Picnicking is allowed in the park. Please remember to properly dispose of trash and recycling. Grills and open flames are not permitted.
Photography: Kingman Island and Heritage Islands are beautiful parklands that offer any photographer a wealth of opportunities for great photos. If you have any photos that you would like to share with the community, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org or use the hashtag #kingmanisland.
Chronolog: Find all 7 chronolog posts (map located by RFK entrance bridge) and take a picture with your phone. Follow the directions on each post to submit your photo and help track temporal changes at Kingman and Heritage Islands Park!