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Fort Dupont Park – Washington, DC


Fort Dupont Park was one of several historic sites that defended Washington, DC from Confederate attack during the Civil War. Today, there are no remains of the actual fort, but the 400-acre site is one of the city’s largest parks and protects an important sub-watershed of the Anacostia River. Fort Dupont Park is a popular place for picnics, nature walks,, gardening, environmental education, music, skating, sports, and ranger led Civil War programs.


Fort Dupont Park is located in Southeast Washington, DC. It is southeast of I-295, north of Pennsylvania Ave., east of Branch Ave. and west of Ridge Rd. The concert stage is located along Fort Dupont Dr., just east of the intersection of Randle Circle and Minnesota Ave. SE. Parking is available in the park off of Minnesota Avenue at F St. and at the Fort Dupont Ice Arena at 3779 Ely Pl. SE.

Recreation Facilities at Fort Dupont Park

2013 Fort Dupont Summer Concert Series

The free concerts begin at 6:00 p.m. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. Concerts are held rain or shine. Bring blankets or folding chairs, and a picnic dinner. All bags and coolers will be inspected prior to entry into the park.

July 27 - Cops Come Knockin/ Be’la Dona

August 3 - Jazz Ambassadors of the U.S. Army Field Band

August 10 - Secret Society/ Sylver Logan Sharp

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