Five Things for Today: August 9, 2020

Yards Park is a great waterfront spot for socially distanced hanging out

1. Join Leesburg Animal Park for a Fishing Derby today from 11am – 3pm. Of course, you can visit the animals, too. The rest of the park is open 10am – 5pm (Wednesday – Sunday), and admission is $15/adult, $13/ages2-12.

2. And for places you can always go fishing in or near DC, here are seven recommendations.

3. Came across this nice round-up of waterfront spaces around DC to enjoy warm weather. It was obviously compiled pre-COVID, so there are some suggestions for activities that are not currently offered, but most of the spots recommended are still good for socially distanced hanging out.

4. From the Washington Post’s On Parenting: 6 strategies for sharing disappointing news with kids, in a year with lots of it.

5. March for Our Lives’ powerful new campaign ad.

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Filed under 2020, All ages, Coronavirus, COVID-19, DC, Maryland, Social Distancing, Summer, Virginia, Weekend

2 Responses to Five Things for Today: August 9, 2020

  1. Theresa Wallingford

    I loved looking at the pictures and reading the info for the “round-up of waterfront spaces around DC”, however, there are no addresses or directions for any of them. I’d like to go see the Chain Bridge Flats, which mentions nearby parking and a path to walk on, but where are they? I did a search, think I found a map of a parking area off Clara Barton pkwy, but directions to it are sketchy, and I’m not sure this is the close parking area referred to in the article. Plus, once parked, where do we walk? Is the trail easy to find? Do we walk left or right on the trail to get to the flats in the picture?

    Then I went onto the next article about Gerogetown, again no reference to an address so we can find it. Can you help? Maybe I should send an email to the author of the article?


    • Linda @ KidFriendly DC

      Hi Theresa – I wasn’t aware of the Flats and don’t have an address for them either – sorry! I’d try contacting the author of the article.

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