Bladensburg Waterfront Park4601 Annapolis Road
Bladensburg, MD 20710
301-779-0371; TTY 301-699-2544
NOTICE: On Saturday, September 27, Bladensburg Waterfront Park will be closed for morning activities until 11:30 am. This closure is due to the annual Port Town’s Day event.
Park amenities such as trails, fishing, boating, playground, pavilion use, will be available AFTER 11:30 am.
We regret any inconvenience this may cause. For questions, please call the Bladensburg Visitor Center at 301-779-0371.
Hours of Operation
Park Hours, Sunrise to Sunset daily;
CLOSED: Christmas Day & New Years Day
Park Office, Daily: 8:30 am-5 pm:
The Battle of Bladensburg Visitor Center: Daily 10 am -4 pm
Nestled among the Port Towns of Bladensburg, Colmar Manor and Cottage City, The Bladensburg Waterfront Park is located on the Anacostia River, one of the most historic waterways in America.
The unique waterfront features a paved riverside walk, picnic pavilion, a public fishing pier, free boat ramp, community boat storage, playground, B&O railroad caboose, interpretive signage, and bicycle, canoe, kayak, paddle boat, and rowboat rentals.
The interpretive pontoon tours allow visitors to explore this surprisingly scenic river. The park also offers educational environmental and social studies programs.
Enjoy special events in the park such as The A-May-Zing Animal Fest and The Annual Port Towns Day. The hiker/biker trail links this park directly to the Anacostia Tributary Trail System and the Anacostia River Trail.
While you are in the park, visit the War of 1812, Battle of Bladensburg Visitor Center. For more information on Bladensburg Waterfront Park, please call the park office or click on the link below.
Programs and Events
School Curriculum-Based Programs
Battle of Bladensburg Visitor Center
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 lght onto MD Route 450 West. Park entrance is 2 short blocks on the left.
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