boat on the water at ballpark boathouse

Ballpark Boathouse

Daily Update

Status ImageOn September 25th, our Ball Park location is closed for the season. Please check back in in the spring for opening dates.

Paddle, Play and Catch the Roar!

Boating in DC welcomes you to the Capitol Riverfront along the Anacostia River in Southeast DC. The Anacostia has lots to offer with so many cool things to explore. Enjoy a paddle past DC’s historic Navy Yard. Check out sites like the U.S. Capitol, USS Barry, and Fort McNair. You can even listen to the home run roar of Nationals Stadium or watch a Friday evening concert at Yards Park right from the water!

Yards Park
Nearby Yards Park is a beautiful, relaxing spot with lots of activities and there are always new things to do. You can enjoy a post-paddle picnic and ice cream, or just kick back and enjoy the sun. We recommend that you check out everything the park has to offer. Visit Yards Park and plan your paddle around the fun events that might be going on!


With sightseeing, concerts, kayaking and more, a day spent at Ballpark Boathouse lets you see the best of the Capitol Riverfront.

Float Plan Agreement
All boat renters need this form at our boathouse locations and we encourage you to print and fill it out ahead of time so you have more time in the water!

Directions & Parking

A GPS will usually find “Diamond Teague Park” OR the intersection of Potomac Ave. SE and First St. SE. There is plenty of street parking available, especially on the weekends, and a garage at Nationals Stadium. Just make sure you check the Nationals game schedule – public transportation is much easier than driving during baseball games.

The nearest metro stop is Navy Yard (on the green line) and is just a short walk south on First St. SE (toward the riverfront). We are on the dock with all the colorful boats and friendly staff in orange shirts!