National Capital Parks East – Fort Washington Park

NCPE Fort WashingtonNCP-East offers a wide array of historic, natural, and recreational areas of that are a part of Washington, D.C. and its eastern environs. The park includes 12 major park areas at 98 locations. Significant resources are as diverse as statuary, historic sites and buildings, recreation areas, parkways, archeological sites, tidal and non-tidal wetlands, meadows, and forests; and encompass over 8,000 acres.

Location: NCP-East extends north to Anne Arundel County at the northern end of the Baltimore/Washington Parkway, through Prince Georges County, and southeast to the southern part of Piscataway Park in Charles County, Maryland. Anacostia Park is located in northeast Washington, D.C., near the Maryland boundary along the tidal Anacostia River.  Fort Washington Park is located in Prince George’s County Maryland, in Fort Washington.


  • Field Studies available:Watershed WatchdogsExotic InvadersDon’t Get SedimentalWater CanariesTalkin’ Trash
  • Habitat: Woodland edge, river/stream bank
  • Terrain: Terrain is mildly flat. The length of the trail that is used for the programs is cleared and flat. The river’s edge has some rip-rap in places but also has a trail to get nearer the water that is accessible without difficulty. The walk up to the fort is a bit of a hike but has a paved roadway.
  • Suitable for the disabled
  • Facilities: Restrooms nearby

For more information on National Capital Parks – East, including directions, visitor information and hours of operation, visit their official website: