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Kenilworth is located in the northeast section of Washington, D.C., east of the Anacostia River and Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens. There are several services and restaurants located along the Anacostia Freeway. Residents can use a pedestrian bridge to cross this main thoroughfare and reach the east side where local businesses are located. A recreation center and the aquatic gardens are easily reached on foot by pedestrians and pets. 

When walking with your dog in Kenilworth, be prepared for wet weather in the spring and fall by keeping an umbrella and rain gear handy. Summer heat should be avoided by walking earlier or later in the day while watching out for thunderstorms in summer months which can come up suddenly and pack high winds, torrential rain, and lightning. When these storms are imminent or occurring, seek shelter until they have passed before venturing out with your canine companion.

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Kenilworth is bordered by Nash Street on the south side, the Anacostia Freeway on the east, the Maryland border on the north, and the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens on the west side. Older, single-family detached homes are situated on the southern section of the region and a public housing complex with attached multi-family housing units is situated in the northern section. 

A small creek runs thru the neighborhood bisecting north from south. The area is well landscaped with lots of trees, lawns, and gardens, making it attractive for walking with your dog. 

The terrain is relatively level and there are no steep hills to climb with your dog, so people and pets of all mobility levels can easily navigate the area. The freeway on the east side is not a pedestrian-friendly area and should only be crossed by the pedestrian bridge or at overpasses with pedestrian ways. Keep your dog leashed to avoid traffic hazards.

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The Kenilworth Park, Aquatic Gardens, and Recreation Center are located on Kenilworth's west side. This large greenway features unique water gardens with lily ponds and wetlands and is home to a variety of aquatic plants. It also houses many migrating and local birds as well as small mammals. Keep your dog leashed in this park to avoid disturbing wildlife habitat and special water plants. The terrain around water features can be treacherous with unstable banks that can pose a hazard to people and pets. 

Treed areas are shaded and pleasant for walking in summer. The area also features a recreation center with sports facilities and fields. Paved paths near the open recreational area provide access to amenities and secure footing for you and your pet. When exploring the larger natural area, stick to trails and be sure to clean up after your pet to be respectful to other visitors and the park's efforts to maintain a unique ecosystem.

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