Washington, DC Parks - A Guide to All of the Parks
See a comprehensive guide to the parks located in Washington, DC, find the best parks for walking, picnicking, relaxing and participating in sports activities. An alphabetical guide to the parks in Washington, DC including National Parks and small city parks.
Constitution Gardens - Washington DC
See a photo of Constitution Gardens, located on the National Mall in Washington, DC, and learn about the memorial to the 56 Signers of the Declaration of Independence, located on the small island in the middle of the lake on Constitution Gardens
West Potomac Park
The national park in Washington DC is adjacent to the National Mall, west of the Tidal Basin and the Washington Monument. See a map of West Potomac Park and learn about this part of the city.
Lafayette Park in Washington, DC
Lafayette Park, located across from the White House in Washington, DC, is a seven-acre public park bounded by Jackson Place on the west, Madison Place on the east, and Pennsylvania Avenue. Lafayette Park is also referred to as Presidents Park and is a National Historic Landmark maintained by the National Park Service.
Washington, DC Favorite Picnic Spots
Do you have a favorite picnic spot in Washington, DC? With all of the wonderful parks and green spaces in the nation's capital, do you have a special place that you like to picnic on a nice sunny day?
Freedom Plaza in Washington, DC
Freedom Plaza is a popular site for local events and political protests in Washington, DC. Freedom Plaza is located along Pennsylvania Avenue, adjacent to Pershing Park and just a few blocks from the White House.
Fort Dupont Park – Washington, DC
Fort Dupont Park, Washington, DC fort during the Civil War. Fort Dupont Park is a popular place for picnics, nature walks,, gardening, environmental education, music, skating, sports, and ranger led Civil War programs. Fort Dupont recreation facilities and summer concerts.
East Potomac Park- Hains Point
East Potomac Park is a 300+ acre peninsula located between the Washington Channel and the Potomac River on the south side of the Tidal Basin. Public facilities at East Potomac Park include a golf course, a mini-golf course, a playground, an outdoor pool, tennis courts, picnic facilities, and a recreation center.
The Tidal Basin in Washington, DC
The man-made inlet adjacent to the Potomac River is most known for its beauty during cherry blossom season.
Anacostia Park – Washington, DC
Anacostia Park is one of Washington, DC's largest recreation areas with more than 1200 acres stretching along the Anacostia River from the Frederick Douglas Memorial Bridge to the DC/Maryland border. The park has shoreline access, a swimming pool, ball fields, trails, picnic facilities
Rock Creek Park – Washington, DC - A Visitor's Guide
Rock Creek Park is Washington, DC’s urban park that extends 12 miles from the Potomac River to the border of Maryland. Major sites include Rock Creek Park Nature Center and Planetarium, the National Zoo, Carter Barron Amphitheater and Old Stone House.
Georgetown Waterfront Park
Georgetown Waterfront Park, the 10 acre green space along the Potomac waterfront between the Washington Harbour complex to Key Bridge.
Anacostia Riverwalk Trail
The Anacostia Riverwalk will be a 20-mile multi-use trail along the east and west banks of the Anacostia River stretching from Prince George’s County, Maryland to the Tidal Basin and the National Mall in Washington, DC.
Pershing Park - Washington DC
Pershing Park is a small park located at 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, DC. The park contains a statue of John J. Pershing, who served as General of the Armies in World War I. Pershing Park also contains a fountain, a pond (which turns into an ice rink in the winter), and flower beds.