Capitol Hill Parks

Quick Facts

Capitol Hill Parks

District Of Columbia

(202) 690-5185

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Things To Do

     

Overview

Capitol Hill Parks includes those park areas managed by National Capital Parks-East between 2nd Streets NE and SE and the Anacostia River. Included in this group are Lincoln; Folger, Stanton; and Marion Parks; Maryland Avenue Triangles; Pennsylvania Avenue Medians; Squares and Triangles, including Seward Square, and Potomac Avenue Metro Stations, Twining Square; and otherinner-city triangles and squares. When Pierre L'Enfant submitted his design for the Capital City of Washington in 1790, a system of grand avenues, public buildings and grounds dominated the overall plan. Many of the parks, medians, circles, squares and triangles of Capitol Hill Parks evolved from this plan and its subsequent modification, in 1901, by the McMillan Commission. The Capitol Hill Parks exist to provide opportunities for appropriate public enjoyment in an inner-city environment.

Map of Capitol Hill Parks

Latitude, Longitude: 38.889864, -77.010942

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Activities

  • Bicycling

    Bicycling is allowed in D.C. Follow safety procedures.

  • Historic Sites

    As community-based parks in the Capitol Hill area, the Capitol Hill Parks serve as leisure-time recreation facilities, greenways, and parking areas. The larger parks, especially Lincoln and Stanton, provide the setting for many special events and First Amendment commemorative activities, which attract thousands of visitors. An annual wreath-laying activity commemorating the birthday of Mary McLeod Bethune is sponsored by National Capital Parks--East (organized by the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site) and the National Council of Negro Women. Tours are provided upon request. Estimated recreation and transient visits to Capitol Hill Parks number from 700,000 to 1 million annually.

  • Picnicking

    Picnicking is encouraged in the beautiful park. Please be considerate of local wildlife and other visitors; do not litter.

Seasonality/Weather

The Capitol Hill Parks are open year-round. All Capitol Hill Parks are closed to the public from midnight to 5:00 a.m.

Directions

Driving

Please contact each park for specific directions.

Flying

Getting to the D.C. area is possible via Dulles International Airport or Reagan National Airport.

Public Transportation

All parks accessible by the Washington, D.C. Metro System. Please contact each park for directions.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(202) 690-5185

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