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West Potomac Park - Washington, DC

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West Potomac Park is a national park in Washington DC adjacent to the National Mall, west of the Tidal Basin and the Washington Monument. Most people consider this area to be a part of the National Mall. It is the site of many national memorials, including the Vietnam, Korean, Lincoln, Jefferson, World War II, and FDR memorials. West Potomac Park has 1,678 cherry trees that blossom each spring and are the focal point of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Other attractions include Constitution Gardens, the Reflecting Pool and several sports and recreation fields.

Parking is very limited in West Potomac Park. The closest Metro stations are Smithsonian and Federal Triangle. See information about parking near the National Mall.

West Potomac Park Map User Tips
This map shows the boundaries of West Potomac Park and the locations of the national memorials. Click on the map icons to get more information or specific directions from your location. Zoom in or out to see more detail using the vertical slider bar on the left hand side of the map. To recenter the map click and drag the map background. You can toggle current traffic conditions on and off by clicking on the Traffic button. You can change the type of map displayed by clicking on the Map button and selecting the desired option(s). To see Street View images, click and drag the orange man icon (located in the upper left hand corner of the map) to the desired location and release.

West Potomac Park Map

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