Bladensburg Waterfront Park

alert-triangle-white A notice to our patrons

The Bladensburg Waterfront Park is open daily. We are happy to assist by calling 301-779-0371.

  • All trails, park grounds, and playground are open while practicing social distancing.
  • Face coverings are required while interacting with staff.
  • No unpermitted group events or organized gatherings.
  • 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, rowboat, bike, and trike 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!


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.