If you have ever wondered what to do in Riverbend Park, the answer is simple: go hiking! The park is situated along the Potomac River and offers hiking trails as well as opportunities for canoeing and fishing. You can also go on a picnic and take in the views while enjoying the fresh air and beautiful scenery. Information can be found here.
Here are some great reasons to visit the park:
You’ll find the Jupiter Outdoor Center, a great place to rent canoes, and kayaks, as well as the park’s slough. The trail follows the river and includes Picnic Island and the Cow Pen picnic area. It includes historical restorations and an Indian Village re-creation, and many shady wooded sections. The river is also a great place to enjoy scenic views. See here for information about Coral Cove Park Florida.
The park offers year-round access to the river, with miles of hiking and biking paths and riparian conservation areas. The park also includes an off-leash area for dogs. The park’s central location makes it convenient for locals and visitors to access other parks and recreation areas. You can walk or bike the south canyon trails to other parks in the area, including Harmon Park and Columbia Park, as well as the Mirror Pond in Drake Park.
During the winter months, Riverbend Park is closed to vehicular traffic. However, pedestrian and cyclist traffic can continue to enjoy the park. This is good news for locals and visitors. The park’s hours will be extended to include Saturdays and Sundays from 11 AM to 7 PM. The park is currently closed on Fridays, so if you’re interested in going to the park on a weekend, you can get your fix from here.
The park’s trails will allow you to spot a variety of wildlife. The birding experience is even better! The area is dotted with nesting birds, such as Ovenbirds and Wood Thrush. And you’ll see chipmunks and squirrels gathering acorns and seeds. During spring and summer, you might even spot a Sharp-shinned hawk as you walk through the woods.
The park’s current design isn’t ideal for cyclists, and the DCR’s road diet plan aims to eliminate the pedestrian-only areas and increase bike lanes. The project also includes a long, retaining wall and viewing platforms along the riverfront. However, these changes would have a detrimental effect on the historic London plane trees that line the park. If the DCR approves these plans, it will begin construction soon.
Another perk of the park is that it offers athletic fields, which are often rented by local youth and adult sports teams and organizations. Families can also reserve the pavilion for picnics or other events. There’s a small pavilion on the property, but it doesn’t have electricity or water, so you’ll need to bring your own electricity and water. However, you can always rent the fields for events or large gatherings. Interested parties should complete a Special Activities application to rent the park.