Riverbend is reaching out to expand offerings. Join a Riverbend naturalist for a program at one of these historic properties near you:
- Clark House, 6332 Barcroft Mews Dr., Falls Church 22041.
- Dranesville Tavern, 11919 Leesburg Pike, Herndon 20170.
- Great Falls Grange, 9818 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls 22066.
- Hunter House, 9601 Courthouse Rd, Vienna 22181
- Scott's Run Nature Preserve, 7400 Georgetown Pk., McLean, VA 22102
April 6 Saturday
Watershed Clean-Up Day
(All ages) 9 a.m.-noon. Be part of the Potomac Watershed Cleanup!
Individuals, students, families, scouts and other community groups
can help clear the earth's arteries by collecting tires, bed
springs, bottles, cans and other debris. Give the waterways in your
community a clean bill of health and earn the gratitude of your
furred, feathered and scaled neighbors. Wear boots and old clothes
and bring gloves. Trash bags and appreciation provided. This is a
great community service project and counts toward school-required
government service hours.
Please call to reserve a section of the
Riverbend Visitor Center, 703-759-9018
April 13 Saturday
Bluebells at the Bend
Join the fun at Riverbend Park for a celebration of the blossoming
of Virginia Bluebells as they blanket the banks of the Potomac River.
Bring the entire family for a wonderful day including games, music,
wildflower walks and wagon rides. The program runs from 10 a.m. until
2 p.m. and costs $5 per person.
Meet live animals, hear the soulful tunes of Andrew McKnight and get
your face painted as well. Most of all, enjoy nature's bountiful gift
as these iconic wildflowers paint the woods blue. Bluebells bloom
from March through June, releasing nectar that attracts local bees
and hummingbirds as well as humans who come to witness the natural
Fabulous Fun at Riverbend Park
Rent a rod from us or bring your own. We sell live and artificial bait. Fish from the river bank or by jon boat. Most commonly caught fish are sunfish and smallmouth bass. Fishing license required for those 16 yrs. and older. Go online to State of Virginia and get your license instantly. Fishing rods and bait available from 9am-6pm.
Row on the Potomac
Rent a jon boat and enjoy this tranquil section of the Potomac River. Explore islands, fish or drop anchor and relax. Rentals $15, for up to three hours. Children must weigh at least 30 lbs. Maximum of three people per boat, one must be 16 yrs. or older. Rentals available from 9am-6pm. Boating closed when river is high.
Would you prefer a guided fishing trip?
Go with a Riverbend Park Naturalist on a two-hour boat trip in search of sunfish and smallmouth bass. Reservations and advanced payment required. $85
Take a short kayak class, Fridays at 11am, then explore the Potomac River with your family. Tandem kayaks available for children 10 years and up, accompanied with an adult, and single kayaks available for people 14 years and up. Teen must have an adult on the river with them. The $25 fee includes a three hour rental following the class. Rentals available from 9am-6pm. Boating closed when river is high.
Have a picnic
Enjoy the riverside picnic area with grills or relax on the deck overlooking the Potomac River. Grills provided, bring charcoal and matches. Snacks, ice cream and drinks available for purchase.
Take a hike
Tucked away in a remote river setting, Riverbend Park has 418 acres of forest, meadows and ponds. The 10+ miles of trails include a 2.5 mile portion of the Potomac Heritage Trail linking Great Falls National Park and regional parkland.
Take in the new exhibits: visit with the animals, touch rocks that were part of an ancient ocean floor, and view local Native American artifacts. Open 9am-6pm.
Play a game!
Volleyball (net and ball), corn hole, ladder golf and scavenger hunt available for rent.
To register online, click the program title below. All you need is your member number (or barcode number), a valid email address and a Visa or MasterCard. Not a member yet? Sign up today! or call 703-222-4664.