The Anacostia Community Boathouse Association (ACBA) is dedicated to fostering safe and environmentally responsible recreation on the Anacostia River by maintaining a community boathouse located at 11th and O Streets in Southeast Washington, DC.
Founded on a vigorous spirit of volunteerism, the Anacostia Community Boathouse Association has been an integral part of the growth of Washington’s rowing and paddling community—while working to create a premier center for rowing and paddling training and competition. ACBA members have been actively living the District’s Anacostia Waterfront Initiative for nearly two decades: Through many years of hard work and dedication, ACBA’s members have transformed an underutilized facility into a thriving rowing and paddlesport center—at no cost to the city.
ACBA member organizations sponsor programs that foster physical fitness and camaraderie, connect neighborhoods along the Anacostia River to the waterfront, and build a spirit of environmental stewardship of the river through increased recreational usage.
Together, ACBA members are weaving a tightly knit community of river users and connecting them to the community-at-large.
In partnership with the D.C. Government, the National Park Service, and other interests, ACBA is committed to improving and enhancing the boathouse facilities for use by the rowing and paddling community—and the District’s surrounding waterfront communities. A permanent community boathouse aligns with the city’s vision for the Anacostia Riverfront: attracting economic development and providing enhanced access to this invaluable natural resource for all.