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Bladensburg Waterfront Park

4601 Annapolis Road
Bladensburg, MD 20710
301-779-0371; TTY: 301-699-2544 

Hours of Operation

Park Hours:

Sunrise to Sunset (Daily)
Front gate locks at posted closing time.
Please call the park office for seasonal closing time.

Office Hours: 9 am - 5 pm (Daily)
CLOSED: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, & New Year’s Day
Battle of Bladensburg Visitor Center OPEN hOURS

Thursday-Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday: noon - 4 pm

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Come enjoy Bladensburg Waterfront Park, located on the scenic Anacostia River, one of the most historic waterways in America! Explore the river by boat or the hiker/biker trails linking to the Anacostia Tributary Trail System and the new Anacostia River Trail to Washington, D.C.

The unique waterfront park features:
- Canoe, kayak, bike, and trike rentals
- Interpretive river boat tours
- Battle of Bladensburg Visitors Center
- Riverside walking path
- Picnic pavilion
- Hiking/biking trails
- Fishing pier
- Boat ramp
- Playground
- B&O railroad caboose

Engage your class or group with an environmental or social studies program! And enjoy special events in the park throughout the season, including live concerts and festivals, like the annual Port Towns Day. 

For more information on Bladensburg Waterfront Park, please call the park office or choose from the links below.  

Programs and Events
School Curriculum-Based Programs
Boat Tours
Equipment and Facility Rentals
Battle of Bladensburg Visitor Center

Location/Directions
From Washington D.C., take New York Avenue East. Turn North on Bladensburg Road. Pass Peace Cross on left. You are now on MD Route 450. Take 1st right into Bladensburg Waterfront Park. There is a sign at the entrance.

From Maryland, from the Beltway, take exit 23 which is Kenilworth Avenue South towards Bladensburg. Go five miles. After traffic light for Upshur Street intersection, go right on exit ramp to MD Route 450 (Annapolis Road). Go left at end of exit ramp onto Route 450 West. Park Entrance is 2 short blocks on the left.

From Virginia, take Kenilworth Avenue North. Take the exit ramp on right to MD Route 450 West. Turn right at stop light onto MD Route 450 West. Park entrance is 2 short blocks on the left.

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