Kingman Island, which many have gotten to know through the annual bluegrass festival hosted on the grounds, will soon be available for private events. Union Kitchen has teamed up with Living Classrooms, the organization that manages the park, to further engage the D.C. community by opening the park for private rentals, such as weddings, field days, corporate retreats, and other special events.
The 145 acre park has hosted the Kingman Island Bluegrass Festival, has several trails open to the public, and is home to over 100 species of birds, as well as turtles and other wildlife and a wide array of vegetation not seen throughout the rest of the city. Recently, Kingman Island has been undergoing major improvements to create more trails and more access to the natural environment for visitors.
Through this partnership, Union Kitchen and Living Classrooms is hoping to raise awareness of the great natural amenity that is almost literally hiding in our backyard.
Living Classrooms Foundation strengthens communities and inspires young people to achieve their potential through hands-on education and job training, using urban, natural, and maritime resources as “living classrooms.” The partnership will bring more visitors to Kingman Island, of which even many District residents are unaware, while also bringing more attention and support to Living Classrooms.
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