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Kingman and Heritage Islands

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The main entrance for Kingman Island is on the west bank of the Anacostia River, at the back of RFK Stadium parking lot #6, south of Benning Road. A wooden bridge carries a hiking trail over the Anacostia River.

Kingman and Heritage Islands are the site of "Living Classrooms," an outdoor education program for disadvantaged youth.

Both Kingman and Heritage Islands are man-made, consisting of material dredged from the Anacostia in the early 20th century. The Langston Golf Course occupies the northern half of Kingman Island, while the southern half of Kingman and all of Heritage Island are undeveloped. Kingman Island and Lake are named after General Christie Kingman, former head of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Read Austin G.'s review of Kingman and Heritage Islands Park on Yelp

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National Park Service
575 Oklahoma Ave. NE
Washington DC
202-488-0627
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