Summer fun at our Late Skate events in Anacostia Park—and more to come!


Hundreds of people have attended the two “Late Skate” events in Anacostia Park this June and July, free community celebrations hosted by the National Park Service with support from the Anacostia Park and Community Collaborative.

Each event has featured local DJs and radio personalities, free roller skate rentals, field games, facepainting, free family portraits and more.

The next Late Skate event is scheduled for August 24, and the theme will be “Dancing to the Future,” featuring hand dancing, DJ Spirit, live music by the band “Bela Donna,” and park visions for the future.

The events are part of a shared effort between the National Park Service and the Anacostia Park and Community Collaborative to engage residents of Ward 7 and Ward 8 in meaningful events and programming. In September, October and November, these events will continue and will feature more activities hosted by our member organizations and other partners!

If you are interested in participating in the event as an organization, learn more here and please contact Akiima Price.

See you in Anacostia Park!