Best Capitol Riverfront Activities Under $10

With 5 acres of parks plus free summer concerts, movies, and fitness, there’s always a free – or almost free! – way to have a great time in Capitol Riverfront.

Cool off in Yards Park – Yards Park’s water features are open spring through fall. Kids love the wading area in the canal basin and adults love the picnic tables and grass space nearby. Feel the breeze from the Anacostia River and cool off for free in Yards Park.  355 Water Street, SE
Pacers Running Store Fun Runs – Still trying to keep your new year’s resolution to stay in shape? Find running buddies at Pacers Running Store’s weekly fun runs. Tuesday and Thursday, Pacers’ location in The Yards hosts free morning runs at 5:30 am and evening runs at 7:00 pm. Meet at Pacers to begin the run, and after your workout, browse the store’s great selection of running gear and accessories.  300 Tingey Street, SE

Free Summer Fitness Classes – The Capitol Riverfront BID hosts free summer Boot Camp, Yoga, and Zumba classes at Yards Park and Canal Park.  Yards Park – 355 Water Street, SE; Canal Park – 200 M Street, SE
Volunteer to Clean the Anacostia River – Anacostia Riverkeeper hosts regular clean-up efforts to clean trash and debris from the Anacostia River’s watershed. Visit for more information.

Movies in Canal Park – Every Thursday night in the summer, bring lawn chairs and a picnic basket to Canal Park for a movie night under the stars.  Canal Park Northern Block, Second and Eye Streets, SE