Mark your calendars now! Kingman Island is hosting its 3rd annual Bluegrass & Folk Festival Saturday, April 28. The festival will feature some of the area’s most talented Bluegrass bands. Beverages and food will be available for purchase from local vendors. The event is free, but donations to Living Classrooms are welcome!
Kingman Island, along with neighboring Heritage Island, is a natural parkland on the Anacostia River in Northeast Washington, DC. 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 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.
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.