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Directions to Riverside

Walking and Metro--

Orange Line: The Minnesota Avenue Metrorail Station is located next to the Ladybird section of Watts Branch Park. Walking to the Riverside Center from the Minnesota Avenue Metro should take about 20-30 minutes.
 
Blue Line: The Capitol Heights Metrorail Station is located next to the Capitol Gateway section of Watts Branch Park. From the Capitol Heights Metro, the Riverside Center is a 15 minute walk. We recommend walking in groups.
 
Walking from the Minnesota Ave. Metro: Cross Minnesota Avenue at Grant Street and continue east on Grant five blocks, past 42nd and 44th Streets, to the pedestrian bridge over the stream on the left at 46th Street. Across the bridge, follow the nature trail as it winds through the Martin Luther King Nature Sanctuary and past the Lederer Environmental Center and Youth Garden. At 49th St, the path ends, walk along Nannie Helen Burroughs for 2 blocks and the path re-emerges on your right. Follow it another 2-3 blocks to Division Avenue and Foote St. Our gold-colored building is on the Foote Street cul de sac at Heritage Park -- the second building on the left side of Foote after crossing Division -- #5200.
 
Or turn left onto Minnesota Avenue and walk down several blocks to Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue (Wendy’s on far right corner). Walk down ¾ mile and turn right onto Division Avenue (Strand Theater and BP gas station.) Walk one block and turn left onto Foote St. Our building is on the corner of Foote and Division Ave. This route is more direct but longer and not so pretty.
 
Walking from the Capitol Heights Metro: Walk diagonally across the East Capitol Street and Southern Ave. intersection to 61st Street. Walk south one block on 61st St. and link to the park trail on the left at the end of the block. Walk approximately 9 blocks on the trail to the Heritage Green section of the park and the Riverside Center is located to the right of the park/trail (behind H.D. Woodson High School.) It should be a quiet, easy, and beautiful 10-15 minute walk in the park.
 
Bus and Metro--
It is easier to connect to a bus from the Minnesota Avenue Metrorail Station. At the station, take the U8 bus towards Capitol Heights. This will take you up Nannie Helen Burroughs Ave for about ¾ of a mile to the third traffic light, at Division Avenue (corner of Division and Nannie Helen Burroughs, next to the Strand Theater and BP gas station), where you will get off of the bus, turn right and walk one block to Foote Street, where you tun left. From Minnesota Ave the whole bus process will take about 15 to 20 minutes. Remember to get a Metro bus transfer so the bus fare will be just $.35.
 
Car--
Check out www.mapquest.com for road directions. There is ample parking on the street at Foote St and Division Avenue.
 
Driving Directions from Josephine Butler Parks Center (2437 15th St, NW):
1. Go south on 14th Street to U St
2. Turn LEFT on U St and go STRAIGHT. At 7th Street, U Street becomes Florida Avenue (again). Cross over North Capitol Street; pass Gallaudet University on your left.
3. Florida Avenue turns right at H Street/Benning Road. Turn LEFT at the first light onto H Street/Benning Road.
4. Go through the stoplight and continue along Benning Road, past the Langston Golf Course and Kingman Island, across the Anacostia River.
5. Cross a medium sized bridge and swing into the left lane. Turn LEFT at the first light onto Minnesota Ave.
6. Take Minnesota Ave approximately ½ mile, passing the Minnesota Avenue Metro station on your left, to Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue and turn RIGHT (Wendy’s is on the far corner.)
7. Take Burroughs for approx ¾ mile to Division Ave (third light on Burroughs) and turn RIGHT. At the corner of Division and Nannie Helen Burroughs is the Strand Theatre and BP gas station.
8. Turn right onto DIVISION AVE, and 5200 Foote St is one block down. Turn left at the corner of Division and Foote St and park in the cul de sac. Our building is on the corner of Division Avenue and Foote St, NE with the entrance on Foote Street -- #5200.
 
Driving Directions from points south:
1. Take 295 N towards DC
2. Take the BURROUGHS AVE exit towards MINNESOTA AVE
3. Turn right onto NANNIE HELEN BURROUGHS AVE NE. (Wendy’s is on the far corner.)
4. Go straight on BURROUGHS for about 3/4 mile to DIVISION AVE. At the corner of Division and Nannie Helen Burroughs are the Strand Theatre and a BP gas station.
5. Turn right onto DIVISION AVE, and 5200 Foote St is one block down. Turn left at the corner of Division and Foote St and park in the cul de sac. Our building is on the corner of Division Avenue and Foote St, NE with the entrance on Foote Street -- #5200.
 
Driving Directions from Baltimore and points north:
1. Take 295 S towards DC
2. Take the BURROUGHS AVE exit towards MINNESOTA AVE. When you come off the exit you will come to an intersection of stop signs. To your right is Kenilworth Park.
3. Turn left under the overpass onto NANNIE HELEN BURROUGHS AVE NE.
4. Go straight on BURROUGHS for about 3/4 mile to DIVISION AVE. At the corner of Division and Nannie Helen Burroughs are the Strand Theatre and a BP gas station.
5. Turn right onto DIVISION AVE, and 5200 Foote St is one block down. Turn left at the corner of Division and Foote St and park in the cul de sac. Our building is on the corner of Division Avenue and Foote St, NE with the entrance on Foote St.
 
Driving Directions from the Eastern Shore and points east:
1. Take US-50 west
2. Take the MD-201 S exit towards I-295/Kenilworth Ave.
3. Merge onto 295 S
4. Take the BURROUGHS AVE exit towards MINNESOTA AVE
5. Turn Left onto NANNIE HELEN BURROUGHS AVE. NE.
6. Go straight on BURROUGHS for about 3/4 mile to DIVISION AVE. At the corner of Division and Nannie Helen Burroughs are the Strand Theatre and a BP gas station.
7. Turn right onto DIVISION AVE, and 5200 Foote St is one block down. Turn left at the corner of Division and Foote St and park in the cul de sac. Our building is on the corner of Division Avenue and Foote St, NE with the entrance on Foote St.