Bladensburg Waterfront Park

alert-triangle-white A notice to our patrons
The Bladensburg Waterfront Park is open. Many park rentals and services are now available for online reservation, and we are happy to assist by calling 301-779-0371.
  • Kayak and canoe rentals are available via online reservation. Click the green button on the right to go to the reservation page.
  • Private boat tours are available. Click the “Boat Tours” link on the left.
  • All trails, park grounds, and playground are open while practicing social distancing.
  • No unpermitted group events or gatherings of 10 or more are permitted.
  • Parking is limited due to ongoing construction and COVID-19 protocols.
Thank you for your patience.

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.

Waterfront Park Features

  • Canoe, kayak, bike, and trike rentals
  • Paddleboat, rowboat, and fishing rod rentals
  • Interpretive riverboat tours
  • 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!
  • Enjoy special events in the park throughout the season including live concerts and festivals, such as the annual Port Towns Day.


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 the 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 the right to MD Route 450 West. Turn right at the stoplight onto MD Route 450 West. Park entrance is 2 short blocks on the left.