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.
Harry Thomas Sr. Recreation Center
1743 Lincoln Rd NE, Washington, DC 20002
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.
Baseball Field – 90′ Diamond
Outdoor Swimming Pool
This pool offers residents on Ward 5 a place to cool off during the summer season.
General Public Swim:
Mon – Fri 1:00pm – 8:00pm
Sat, Sun 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Closed Day: Tuesday