East Potomac Park
East Potomac Park is a 300+ acre peninsula in Washington DC, between the Washington Channel and the Potomac River on the south side of the Tidal Basin. The southern end of the park is known as Hains Point. The park features many of Washington’s famous cherry trees, has terrific views of the city and is a popular place for biking, running, fishing and picnicking.
East Potomac Golf Course located in the shadow of the monuments, historic East Potomac Golf Course is a part of the National Park System. East Potomac features three distinct courses with varying features and levels of difficulty and hosts over 90,000 rounds of golf a year. It is also home to the oldest continually opeating miniature golf course in the United States. Address: 972 Ohio Drive, SW, Washington, DC 20024.
East Potomac Tennis Center. Located on Hains Point, a short walk from the National Mall. East Potomac Tennis Center is available year round with both outdoor and indoor courts. East Potomac Tennis Center is a public facility and its outdoor and indoor courts available to all visitors. Address: 1090 Ohio Drive SW, Washington, DC 20024. Phone: 202-554-5962.
Tidal Basin Paddle Boats – Get ready to paddle your way around the Tidal Basin and spend some time with Thomas Jefferson! Soak up the sun and make monumental memories on the water in a swan boat or paddle boat. Visit in March and April to experience thousands of cherry trees in full bloom, and fill your summer days with leisurely peddling, picturesque views, and picnics in the park. Operates March-September. Provided by Guest Services, an authorized concessioner of the National Park Service. Address: 1501 Maine Avenue SW, Washignton, DC 20024. Phone: 202-479-2426.
East Potomac Aquatic Center – Heated public swimming pool located on Hains Point, next to the East Potomac Golf Course. Open from Memorial Day to October 2nd. Address: 972 Ohio Drive SW, Washington, DC 20024. Phone: (202) 727-6523.
Fishing – Fishing is also allowed along the banks of both the Tidal Basin and East and West Potomac Park. Click the link to find additional information.