DC Parks Overview

The National Mall - Culture | Landmark | Outdoor Activity | Park in DC

Think the District is all about politics? Think again! There is a huge assortment of parks in Washington, DC that make it easy to get in plenty of outdoor activities.

One of the biggest DC Parks is Anacostia Park, which follows the Anacostia River, while the Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens promise beautiful nature walks. Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park is an historic park dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries, perfect for everything from lazy picnicking and fishing to hardcore biking.

Constitution Gardens, inside the National Mall, takes up fifty acres of perfectly manicured grounds. East Potomac Park sits right between the Washington Channel and the Potomac River, and is home to a golf course, outdoor pool, tennis courts, picnic facilities, and a recreation center.

Georgetown Waterfront Park has some of the prettiest views in all of Washington, DC and includes space for walking, picnicking, bicycling and skating. Although not technically in DC, Gravelly Point Park is an amazing place to watch airplanes take off and land thanks to its proximity right by the Reagan International Airport.

Either for protests or picnics, concerts or curling under a tree, Washington, DC parks have enough room for everybody.

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