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Samuel Dixon Photography

Thanks to Samuel Dixon Photography for sharing his great photos. You can check out the rest of the pictures at his site here.

Samuel Dixon Photography

From NPS:

“Can you remember the last time you laced up a pair of roller skates? Make new memories with this ‘fun for the whole family’ activity. Skate rentals are free! And on summer weekends you can dance to DJ music as you enjoy this open air roller rink. This is the one and only roller skating rink in the National Park Service!


Free skate rentals are available seven days a week from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Rates: Roller skates are free to check out with a valid I.D. Call (202) 472-3884 for availability.


The skating pavilion is located at 1500 Anacostia Drive SE, Washington, D.C., near the DC-295 and Pennsylvania Ave. SE interchange. Via DC-295, exit onto eastbound Pennsylvania Ave. SE, take the first right onto Fairlawn Ave. SE, then the first right onto Nicholson Drive SE, right onto Anacostia Drive, then proceed to the parking area.

Public Transportation

Visit WMATA for fares and route details.
Bus: The U2, V7, and V9 buses service the corner of Pennsylvania Ave. SE and Fairlawn Drive. From that corner, walk west on Fairlawn, turn right onto Nicholson Drive, right on Anacostia Drive, and then straight to the skating pavilion.

Metro: Exit at Potomac Ave. station on the Blue/Orange/Silver lines. Walk southeast along Pennsylvania Ave. SE, and cross the bridge. If crossing from the north side of the bridge, immediately after crossing the bridge, turn left to follow the trail to Anacostia Drive and continue straight to the right to the skating pavilion. If crossing the south side of the bridge, immediately after crossing the bridge, follow the path to the right to Anacostia Drive, then turn right on Anacostia Drive and continue straight to the skating pavilion.”

Samuel Dixon Photography

Samuel Dixon Photography


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