The new East Potomac Park Day Dock is the only publicly accessible floating dock on East Potomac Park and is now open for the season! The EPP Day Dock first opened during the Grand Opening of The Wharf’s first phase 6 months ago, on October 12, 2017.
What makes the addition of this dock so exciting is that visitors paddling in from The Wharf or along the Washington Channel on non-motorized boats (kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddleboards, and dinghies) can easily extend their summer day of fun and dock at East Potomac Park. Visitors can also hop on the free 2-minute jitney ride to return to The Wharf.
Visitors paddling in from The Wharf can easily dock and partake in activities at East Potomac Park. After you dock, you can enjoy the amenities of East Potomac Park. Have a picnic, play a round of golf (mini-golf or a game at a 36-hole course), swim in the nearby pool, take the kids to the playground, start a tennis match at public courts, or jump on the free jitney to get back to The Wharf. But note that fishing and swimming from the Day Dock are not permitted.
The 60-by-12-foot dock has been a fixture along the Washington Channel since Fall 2017 when The development team behind The Wharf (Hoffman-Madison Waterfront) built and opened it in partnership with the National Park Service. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Sport Fish Restoration Program, Boating Access Subprogram, and the District Department of Energy and Environment also provided funding for the dock.
The dock is open from sunrise until twilight every day from April through November and on weekends in March and December. The Day Dock opened for the spring 2018 season in March.