Parks and Recreation
- DC Parks (14)
- Maryland Parks (16)
- National Parks (28)
- Nature Centers (18)
- Parks & Rec Depts (6)
- State Parks (7)
- Virginia Parks (10)
Best Playgrounds in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia
Best Playgrounds in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia, Find the best slides, swings and other play equipment for kids in the Washington, DC area
Exploring the C & O Canal
The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal is a national historic park that runs 184.5 miles along the north bank of the Potomac River, starting in Georgetown and ending in Cumberland, Maryland. Learn about the history and the recreational opportunities along the C & O Canal.
Lakes and Swimming Near Washington, DC
Throughout the summer you can enjoy the scenery and swimming at sandy beaches, swimming holes and small lakes in Maryland and Northern Virginia.
Waterparks near Washington, DC in Maryland and Virginia. Find a great place to take the kids for a fun-filled day of waterplay.
George Washington Memorial Parkway
George Washington Memorial Parkway, locally known as the GW Parkway, runs along the Potomac River providing a gateway to the nation’s capital. Find Washington DC attractions along the George Washington Memorial Parkway.
Capitol Hill Parks - Washington, DC
The Capitol Hill neighborhood in Washington, DC has 59 urban parks, the largest are Folger Park, Lincoln Park, Marion Park and Stanton Park.
Camping in Maryland and Virginia
Maryland and Virginia camping and campground directory. Find a wide selection of campgrounds in Maryland and Virginia, near Washington, DC.
Fletcher’s Boat House
Fletcher’s Boat House is a bike and boat rental facility located on the Potomac River and the C & O Canal National Historical Park, near downtown Washington, DC.
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.
Fall Foliage in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia
Fall Foliage in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia, Find the best places to enjoy the fall colors near Washington, DC
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.
Earth Day in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia
The Washington, DC metropolitan area has a variety of Earth Day activities that make caring for the planet fun for all ages. Find Earth Day events in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia.
Dog Parks in Washington DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia
Dog Parks are gaining in popularity in the Washington, DC area. They are designated areas (usually fenced) where dogs can play and exercise off-leash. Dog Parks are wonderful places for dogs (and their owners) to exercise and socialize. See a guide to dog parks in Washington DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia
The Washington DC area offers endless recreational opportunities for all ages. Discover beautiful parks and find the best of the DC/Capital region.