Shepherd Parkway is a federal park that covers the hillside between I-295 and the neighborhoods of Congress Heights and Bellevue in the far southern part of Washington, DC. Its 197 acres of eastern hardwood forest include the remains of two Civil War forts, two bald eagle nests, and views across the city.
Unfortunately, lack of trails, signage or programs have made the park a target for illegal dumping. Invasive plants threaten its ecosystem of native plants and animals.
Since 2011, over 2,000 volunteers have removed over 200 tons of trash from the woods and cut invasive vines from over 500 trees. But the job is far from finished
Park (Active since 2011)
County: District of Columbia
State: District of Columbia
Nearest City: Washington
GPS Coordinates: 38.845279, -76.998639
Directions: Take 295 to Malcolm X Avenue. Head up the hill away from Joint Base Anacostia Bolling. You will pass 2nd Street and Oakwood Street on the left. We meet in the picnic area in the park on the right, across from the mural and near the corner of Malcolm X Avenue Martin Luther King Avenue SE.
Parking Capacity: 30
Restrooms are NOT available.
This site is NOT suitable for children under seven.
This site is NOT suitable for the elderly.
This site is NOT suitable for the disabled.
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This is rugged terrain, with steep slopes, fallen trees, and lots of brambles.
This site is open to the public
RSVP Not Required
Maximum Volunteers: 100
We work in rugged, wooded terrain, so volunteers should wear boots, full-length pants, and clothes they will not mind getting dirty.