The Metropolitan Branch Trail (MBT)

The Metropolitan Branch Trail (MBT) is an 8-mile trail that runs from Union Station in the District of Columbia to Silver Spring in Maryland. Following the Metropolitan Branch Line of the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad, the trail passes through numerous vibrant and historic neighborhoods as well as connecting to the National Mall. The MBT is an important transportation route providing connections to homes, work and play as well as access to seven Metro stations. Current plans include connections to the area’s trail network such as the Capital Crescent Trail, Anacostia Trails System, and integration into the East Coast Greenway.

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Harry Thomas Sr. Recreation Center

Harry Thomas Recreation Center
Harry Thomas Sr. Recreation Center

1743 Lincoln Rd NE, Washington, DC 20002
(202) 576-5642

Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri 3:30pm – 9:00pm
Sat 10:00am – 4:00pm (Closed Sun)

ADA Accessible: Yes
ID Required: Yes
Senior Programs Offered: No

Nearest Metro: New York Avenue-Gallaudet University (Red)
Nearest Bus Stop: Metrobus (80, M31, & P6)
Parking: Parking lot accessible from First Street NE.

Center Facilities
Baseball Field – 90′ Diamond
Basketball Court
Computer Lab
Multipurpose Room
Tennis Court
Outdoor Swimming Pool
Wading Pool

This pool offers residents on Ward 5 a place to cool off during the summer season.

Pool Schedule:
General Public Swim:
Mon – Fri 1:00pm – 8:00pm
Sat, Sun 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Closed Day: Tuesday