Theodore Roosevelt Island Park

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Theodore Roosevelt Island Park

Virginia

(212) 260-1616

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Things To Do

     

Overview

Theodore Roosevelt was a man with vision. He considered the future before making decisions and his legacies still influence us. Perhaps his greatest legacy was in conservation. This wooded island is a fitting memorial to the outdoorsman, naturalist, and visionary who was the 26th President. After Roosevelt's death on January 6, 1919, citizens wanted to establish a memorial in his honor. The 91 acre wooded island in the Potomac seemed the perfect place. The Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Association purchased the island in 1932. Congress approved funds in 1960 and the memorial was dedicated on October 27, 1967. Eric Gugler designed the memorial. Paul Manship designed the statue.

Map of Theodore Roosevelt Island

Latitude, Longitude: 38.895442, -77.062268

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Activities

  • Fishing

    Please bring your pole!

  • Hiking

    The Island has several gentle nature trails and boardwalk that allow visitors to escape from the urban environment and view wildlife in the forest and swamp.

    Visitors can learn about the natural environment and rich history of Theodore Roosevelt Island while walking the natural trails. They can also learn the legacy of Theodore Roosevelt while viewing the Memorial Plaza.

    Pets are permitted on Theodore Roosevelt Island if they are wearing a leash no longer than 6 feet and the owner is holding the leash at all times.

  • Wildlife Watching

    Deer, turtles, and waterfowl may be observed.

Seasonality/Weather

Spring and fall are generally comfortable with precipitation possible.

Summers can be hot and humid with average temperatures in the high 80s and with sudden thunderstorms possible. July and August are the hottest months.

Winters can be cold with average temperatures in the winter of 41 degrees with variable precipitation.

Directions

Driving

Theodore Roosevelt Island is accessible only from the northbound lanes of the George Washington Memorial Parkway. The entrance to the parking lot is located just north of the Roosevelt Bridge.

Southbound traffic: take Theodore Roosevelt Bridge to Constitution Ave. Take a right on 23rd St. and cross Memorial Bridge. Once on the bridge, bear right to return to the G.W. Parkway.

Public Transportation

The closest Metro Station is Rosslyn.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(212) 260-1616

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