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Once home to Civil War defenses, Fort Dupont Park now houses a hiker-biker trail, community garden, and the summer theater now celebrating its 40th anniversary.


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Fort Dupont is a beautiful neighborhood in Southeast DC that features tree-lined streets, green spaces, and a sense of community.

The second largest park in the District and recreational centerpiece of the neighborhood is Fort Dupont Park, featured in this “Neighborhoods” ticket scene. Formerly the location of a Civil War era fortification constructed for the defense of the city, today this 400 acre park provides visitors with a place to picnic, jog, ice skate, bike ride, go on nature walks, or join a ranger-led Civil War educational program.

Fort Dupont Park is also home to one of the city’s best kept secrets, the Summer Concert Series. A tradition for over forty years the free summer concerts consistently draw crowds in the thousands.

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HIDDEN GEM

Fort Dupont Ice Arena

Fort Dupont Park is the second largest park in the District of Columbia. Second only to Rock Creek Park. Just off the park is the Fort Dupont Ice Arena, the only public indoor ice arena in the District.