Best Nature Parks In Washington Near Me

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1. Rock Creek Park

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Rock Creek Park
Location
5
Possibility of Parking
5
Surroundings
5
Services
5
Facilities
5

Address: 5200 Glover Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

Telephone: (202) 895-6000

Guy: National park


Review: "Beautiful nature park"

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Maame N: Great picnic areas. Spacious and clean spaces. Bathrooms were relatively clean for a park. No funky smell, well lit, and ac controlled. Kayaking, pedal boat, and row boat available on the lake. Playgrounds are really nice. Home/bike trail available too.

Mike Jones: A jewel in the heart of DC. A great escape from the city within the city. Great for biking, hiking, picnicking, bird watching, golfing, and more. I'm so grateful to live 5 minutes from Rock Creek for the past 25 years.

Kenneth Kilgour: Rock Creek Park is an underappreciated DC treasure. It's lousy with wildlife. It's tranquil. And it's nearby. Rock Creek has a nature center, hiking trails, and picnic areas, some with pavilions. Some of the roadways are closed to motor vehicles. Please do not feed the ducks; it violated Park Service rules, and it's harmful to the ducks, besides.

Dawn Anacleto-Tosca: Rock Creek is a total jem in the middle of DC. I love it there so much. So many awesome trails & for as long as I've been going I always find new trails and see new areas.

Esther Y: You can park anywhere with a picnic area. However, traffic can get pretty bad during the day. Lots of trees! There is also a biking path on the side :)

Rosie C: A great place to hike especially during the fall. There are different routes you can take all ranging in distance and intensity. Make sure you get back to your car before dark.

Jason Williams: One of my favorite parks in the DMV area. I've never had issues with parking and it's not as congested on the weekend as many other parks. The scenery is beautiful and I've never noticed any trash or water bottles lying around anywhere throughout the short time I've been coming here. It's a nice way to escape the feeling of being in DC without actually leaving DC.

Joe J.: This relatively large, beautiful park located in the city of Washington DC is a nice escape from the bustles and noises. There are a few nice spots like the amphitheater and a few trails that definitely shouldn't be missed. Overall, I find it amazing to have such a nice nature retreat in the middle of the city with such greenery. This place looks amazing in the summer with green leaves everywhere. The creek is also nice to follow!

Jessica Long: Beautiful paved trails. Wooded trails that were by the creek. It wasn’t the clearest which direction to go to stay in the main wooded region because there weren’t easily accessible or visualized signs with route maps. But lots of ground to discover.

EDP: Love this park. I wish I had more time to discover more of the location. There’s one section closed off to traffic which made it much more enjoyable.

2. Great Falls Park

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Great Falls Park
Location
5
Possibility of Parking
5
Surroundings
5
Services
5
Facilities
5

Address: 9200 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, VA 22102

Telephone: (703) 757-3101

Guy: National park


Review: "Amazing natural park close to Washington DC"

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Credible Critic: A beautiful park, well-maintained featuring its natural attributes splendidly. The observation areas are well situated for everyone, including the physical-challenged people. Many shaded areas for families to picnic or just simply taking a break to take in the views. We really enjoyed walking, hiking along the river trail. The trail took us right to the edges of many cliffs, showing the spectacular views of the water. A great area to enjoy nature, just a few steps from the hustle of the city. A must visit in the DC area.

Triloka Shanbhag: I love Great Falls park for a good day out in nature. There are so many hikes and trails to choose from and can be for all level of hikers/walkers. Its also a great spot for just a picnic or finding look out points over Potomac. I'm pleasantly surprised at the level of care and maintenance that goes into this large of an area including keeping trails clear. Entry fee to the park is $20/car without a National parks annual pass. Love coming back here.

Parker Kelley: Very fun experience and atmosphere ! I was thrilled to see that they do military discount upon entry. Finding parking was a little tough due to the amount of spots they have available. The park itself, including the bathrooms and walkways, were clean. They had a food truck serving different types of foods and drinks. The views of the waterfall is amazing & the hiking trails also has great views. I will definitely be back.

Jessica Alva: This place is beautiful! You only need to be a walker to experience its beauty. Lots of paved trails. However, there are pathways you can take that are also clearly marked. Plenty of placards to indicate what happened or what is going on at certain locations. There are the overviews of the falls; personally I liked overview 1 best, as it is the closest to the falls!

Cerenna Redmon: Definitely a go-to destination in the area. There are a couple scenic points to see the falls and like many things, you have to see it to get a real feel for just how amazing it is! There are other trails that extend beyond the falls. One trail follows the river and offers some fun rock scrambling. The trails are relatively flat without much elevation gain. So the difficulty is easier. There is a lot of outdoor rock climbing all along the river! If you're into that, try it out. I've climbed here many times, but the early bird gets the worm on the weekends (early bird gets first pick on where to climb). There are two parking lots when you enter the park. Admission is $20 per vehicle or something close to that price. But don't forget you can buy a national parks pass and see other parks year-round! There is a visitor center, bathrooms, picnic tables, and tons of beautiful nature

El Cid: Car lines can be long on the way in. The $20 entrance fee per vehicle feels little steep IMO esp when found out that the visitor center is closed for renovation, and limited availability of rest rooms. Plenty of parking, they fill up fast though, so get there early if you can. Rest rooms are limited considering the number of people at the park, and when they are being cleaned be prepared to wait. There are some rest rooms available but is a little walk in the other direction. Picnic tables are available, a lot of them could use a good pressure washing. Saw several food trucks on site, which is good if you forgot to bring your food. The main attraction of the park: the falls is great, several viewing platforms/overlooks provide good view. it's a bit crowded when we went but not a big issue. Have not explored other trails, but its worth a visit.

armaan Khan: Great place to visit. $20 per car entry fee. The pass is good for a week. Plenty of parking. Multiple view points. Trails is not harsh. White river rafting available. Rocky trail towards the end. There are snakes and spiders along the trail busy over the weekend. The currents are really dangerous. The water is calm near the beginning of the trail. Must experience it.

Steffanny Leiva: What a beautiful place to go for a walk! you really enjoy the view and the constant noise of the water throughout the trail. It is a place that I recommend visiting on weekdays, on weekends many people go and you cannot appreciate the true beauty of the Billy Goat trail.

Da-Wang Wu: There are three overlooks, and each of them has a great view. Although it’s an easy hike, I would recommend wearing comfortable shoes since there are still some rocks and ups and downs. The first overlook is just next to the visitor center, and the other two are within 10 minutes by walking. The entrance fee is $20, and National park pass can be used here. When the weather is good, parking lots can be filled up quickly. Highly recommend for a half/full day trip!

Jeff Kale: Well maintained National Park on the Virginia side of the Potomac River with breathtaking views of the falls and numerous hiking trails. Picnic area near the Visitor Center with charcoal grills and there was a Food Truck there today. Park entrance fees are $20 per vehicle unless you purchase an annual pass for $35 or have a Lifetime Pass. Great family fun!

3. Theodore Roosevelt Island

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Theodore Roosevelt Island
Location
4
Possibility of Parking
4.4
Surroundings
4.1
Services
4.7
Facilities
4.9

Address: Washington, DC 20037

Schedule: Open ⋅ Closes 10PM

Telephone: (703) 289-2500

Guy: National park


Review: "Also cool that a nature reserve is used as a presidential memorial!"

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Brian Savitch: Roosevelt island is amazing. You access it from the mt Vernon trail in VA by crossing a pedestrian bridge. There is a large parking lot off the gw parkway to access the bridge - or you can bike/walk/run there. There are various trails around the perimeter of the island, just a bit over a mile around. The north side of the island has a half-mile long boardwalk. There are various entry points to the center attraction, which is a very large statue of Theodore Roosevelt and several large pools that used to have water in them, but haven't for years. Honestly, the trails around the perimeter are the best part of the island. There are bathrooms off the main trail to the right after you get off the bridge. During the summer, you can see turtles sunbathing on logs under the area where the bridge meets the island. There are geckos all along the island. You can see ducks and herons at some of the offshoots of the boardwalk. During the fall, you can sometimes see deer on the south side of the island. You can also often watch the rowing teams from many points on the island.

Danielle Powell: Really neat island! And the trails are easy! The plaza area is beautiful. They have a bathroom on the island; just come prepared with toiletries in case it is out. Parking can be hectic if you don't get there early, though. I arrived at 7:45 a.m. and there were plenty of spots. But when I left around 10 a.m., you had to wait for parking.

Chris Williams: Pretty cool place in the middle of two very busy, fast moving cities. This is an awesome place to get your mind off things and be in nature for a while. My only complaint is that there were many fountains in the main memorial areas that were totally dry, and I was very sad to see them empty with no water.

Scot Fishman: A great local retreat on the border of DC and VA, Roosevelt Island is a convenient spot for a quick getaway on a beautiful day. The parking situation is a train wreck, but if you can manage to get a spot, the reward awaits you across the bridge!

Kris Bell: Nice public space. Boardwalk is quite extensive and in good condition generally. There's a main trail/path and several side paths. At times a little difficult to discern what path to take, but it's only a 1.something mile loop so it isn't like you'll get lost. Overall nice place. Will probable reopen when the leaves are back on the trees to see what it's like then.

Rofaida Elsafty: Excellent for a family walk, the swamp trail is stroller friendly. You need to take right after entering from the foot over bridge for the stroller friendly side. (Left side trail is not stroller friendly). Alternatively you can walk up to the Teddy Roosevelt statue in the middle of the island if you are not in the mood for walking. Free parking which is mostly available. Love Teddy Roosevelt!! The monument in the middle of this island is an awesome tribute one of America's often celebrated but still under appreciated presidents. The park/monument is maintained as it should be, but it's still well worth the visit. He was one of our best. There's a water fountain by the bridge leading onto the island, and a bathroom on the island but I think they removed all the water points on the island so if it's hot, top off you water before you cross the bridge.

Saad Attiyah: This is a great get away from the typical D.C. sightseeing. This has a wonderful trail and captures lots of history of Theodore Roosevelt. Free to get in, lots of parking, and very scenic. Traveling to the park, there are lots of beautiful sights - seeing the Potomac, and the view of Georgetown. Bike path friendly.

Amanda Farley: A very beautiful memorial for Theodore Roosevelt. It doesn't feel like it's right next to the city; it's mostly a forested area with paths and a bridge over the potomac, and they definitely picked his best quotes for the memorial itself. I met my Romeo ❤ here so obviously I'm biased, but definitely worth checking out if you haven't been. Has my seal of approval 👌

Hannah: Super cute small island with walking trails.

Amanda Dennis: The best urban wilderness! Great paths, beautiful trees, cool view of Georgetown.

4. Washington Monument Grounds

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Washington Monument Grounds
Location
5
Possibility of Parking
5
Surroundings
5
Services
5
Facilities
5

Address: 130 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20006

Schedule: Open 24 hours

Telephone: (202) 245-4715

Guy: National park


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James Walker: Lots of green spaces around the Washington Monument, which supports festivals, demonstrations, and other organizational celebrations and events. Many of these activities require a permit from the National Park Service, for health asnd safety.

Dee Mali: Plenty of walking space, beautiful pieces of history and if you've never been during Cherry Blossom season, I highly recommend it! I hope the people standing in front of the monument can give some justice to it's height.

Lizzy French: Very pretty location and if you're familiar with Forrest Gump you can reinact the awkward military presentation scene. Hahaha.

Carlos Niño: Amazing Family Sight! Riding the scooters within the monuments is such an phenomenal experience!

AHMAD FARIT BIN MAZLAN: Very windy and cold in the afternoon and evening. Must visit for tourist

Shashank Sharma: Great historical place to spend time with family and friends, especially if you visit in the month of March end or start of April, you can get to see cherry blossoms around.

Behzad Taimur: As you're walking through the National Mall and arrive at the Washington Monument all tired from all the walking - Drop down on the green. Good place to rest. Take in your surroundings and the experiences you've had. All the while remaining in full view of the Washington Monument!

Maricela Chavez Ruiz: Excellent place to visit! You just have to come and enjoy the Wisdom heroes. Please check Pictures for amenities.

Millie Kwan: Always great to see the National Monument on person. Currently they are done repairing the facade, but the obelisk is still not open as they are repairing/ renovating the interior of the monument. Am told that the view from the monument is spectacular. It is located at one end of the Mall near the new African American Museum.

rjm2010: Great place to admire! Clean and well kept. May it last for many years to come! America the Beautiful.

5. Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens

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Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens
Location
4
Possibility of Parking
4
Surroundings
4
Services
4.9
Facilities
4.5

Address: 1550 Anacostia Ave NE, Washington, DC 20019

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 8AM Thu

Telephone: (202) 692-6080

Guy: National park


Review: "Just love walking around seeing nature :)"

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Madhu Kalepu: Located near DC, Maryland border. Plenty of parking and not so crowded when we visited during long weekend. Place is great for Beautiful nature walks, picnic tables and fresh air. We have spotted Turtles, baby Turtles, Cranes, various birds while doing boardwalk. Garden closes at 4pm and the entry is free. Restrooms located at welcome center

Rebecca Wolf: Each season at Kenilworth is something to behold! In winter, you'll see an open expanse and a swamp in quiet rest. Spring starts to bring greenery and new life. Summer is a steamy explosion of tall and colorful lotuses, lillies and more! Egrets, herons, deer, turtles, fish, insects and more can be found here, especially if you come during the day when it is more quiet. This National Park is a secret oasis in Washington, D.C. - bring your visiting family and friends for a walk through the ponds and across the boardwalks on the Anacostia River. You can even connect to walk on the DC trail system. In summer, be sure to come for the VERY popular lotus festival, filled with world crafts, foods and so much more. Be mindful of the closing time and plan for at least an hour to walk these grounds.

Life in La Plata: One of my all-time favorite parks: so much beauty. You can look at the plants around the ponds, or the ones growing in the ponds, and you can try to spot wildlife in the water and the trees. There are bike paths on the far side of the park (if you drive). Plan to go early, the park closes at 4pm.

Ash Pouvaranukoah: An awesome place to be! The place is crawling with so many types of critters. Restrooms are nice and efficient. Definitely a great quiet place to bring family, friends, or just yourself!

Jill Cobb: It was a nice winter/early spring walk along the ponds and boardwalk. Nothing was blooming, but we saw turtles, frogs, and fish. Seems like summer is the time for the flowers.

Lisa Gump: I came to the gardens with a group of students and it is a beautiful Park to visit. I will admit though that it was tough for us to find. We AR not from the area and it is not easy with all the construction to get here. The park is worth the navigation woes. There are lots of things to see and do.

Connie Massaro: This is a unique aquatic garden in the DC area. Best time to visit is in the morning. The water lilies and the lotus are spectacular. There are different small ponds where they grow the lilies and the lotus. Bring your cameras!!! There is also a boardwalk and trails along the river.

Dave Park: As of about two weeks ago (7/17), the lotus and lilies were about 60% bloomed and I’d say all of them should be good for viewing now until mid-August. Beautiful flower blooms all around, so don't miss your chance this summer! 🤙

Steven Esquina: The place was really nice lots of plants with beautiful lilies, frogs, deer, even foxes if you are really lucky will scurry about there are smalls docks that you can walk on to get close to the water where you can see ducks there is even an elevated platform where you can see the whole pond!!

Sam Chen: A nice place to spend several leisurely hours. The time I went there the water lily was not quite blooming yet, it must be beautiful when it does.

6. Fort Washington Park

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Fort Washington Park
Location
4.1
Possibility of Parking
5
Surroundings
4.4
Services
4.3
Facilities
4.7

Address: 13551 Fort Washington Rd, Fort Washington, MD 20744

Schedule: Closes soon ⋅ 8PM ⋅ Opens 8AM Thu

Telephone: (301) 763-4600

Guy: National park


Review: "If you love nature and just want to take it in....here is the perfect spot!"

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Dee Mali: Fort Washington Park is historically beautiful. It's nice that it sits right along the river too. Be prepared if you're going to check out the historic site, it has plenty of inclines and declines, wonderful for a nice hike. I saw several people walking the parking lot and roads(which are obviously mostly flat) for exercise. There's plenty of shells on the bank of the river too. Fun place to visit, learn a little history, and enjoy the sights and sounds of the river.

Bridgette Jenkins: Great park with a lot of walking trails and historic sites. Really pretty drive through as well or a picnic and bike ride. We went on a Sunday around 10am and there were minimal visitors but got hot quickly so we left about 40min in. But there was still a lot left we didnt see so we plan to return and check out another day and maybe just picnic in the shade.

Ann Yanagihara: This is a beautiful park. There's a lot of historic buildings and it's a beautiful settibg on the Potomac River. There are well groomed easy trails throughout the park, a Visitor's Center and plenty of parking. I didn't pay to enter but it was during the week in the late morning. Not sure if they charge on weekends as there was a gatehouse but it is Federally run. When I was there, it was quiet but with plenty of walkers so as to not feel uncomfortable. Dogs have to be on lead but there were plenty there.

Jonathan Beary: Great location for an outdoor walk with some amazing sight seeing. The fort is open for limited hours each day but the surrounding areas are still fun to explore. Portable toilets are available for the brave or desperate visitor.

Rena Correia: Came for our National Parks Passport stamps and found a beautiful park overlooking the water. Lots of history here with beautiful walking paths throughout the park. We'll definitely be back to walk around the park more leisurely.

Stella C: Very scenic and lovely to go on a walk and take in the local history. The core by the water and the paths are truly relaxing. You can go to the upper or lower levels or walk between to see all the park has to offer.

Rodricka Elliott: Fort Washington is a cool place to check out, especially if you are an American history buff. You have a chance to not only view the fort, but check out some artillery, period furniture, Harmony Hall (a plantation mansion overlooking the Potomac) and there is, of course, plenty of green space for walking. Also, every first Sunday of the month they fire the cannon, accompanied with a brief history of the fort, on the hour a few times a day. Warning: the sound is VERY loud so it may not be ideal for dogs or persons with sensitive ears.

Moving on with Old Man River Old man river: This fort right across the Potomac from Mount Vernon was built right before the battle of 1814. This is one of the brick and mortar forts built for coastal defense. This fort was to protect Washington DC. It was burned after the fall of Washington. It was then rebuilt and during the War between the states and upgraded with heavy guns. It was then upgraded for WW1. They kept the fort and building the same design.

Monica Arciga: What a wonderful surprise! This fort is huge with lots of green space all around. There are many rooms to imagine how defense took place. The views are great. I was hoping for a little more information about the fort and any battles that occurrrd. Plenty of parking.

Christann Chanell: I love the water. I love living near the water. Fort Washington Park is such a beautiful place to walk, sit, relax, read, enjoy an amazing sunset and even see a family of deer grazing on the grounds! A definite must see for anyone in the area!

7. U.S. National Arboretum

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U.S. National Arboretum
Location
4.3
Possibility of Parking
4.5
Surroundings
4.4
Services
4.3
Facilities
4

Address: 2400 R St NE, Washington, DC 20002

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 8AM Thu

Guy: National park


Review: "If you love nature this is the place."

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Tam B: Take the kids, dogs, family and friends. Nice place to walk and learn about the plants and trees. Get up and get out and walk. Plenty of parking at different location throughout the park. Best part it’s FREE. Avoid the traffic of downtown DC and visit the Arboretum and enjoy the weather. Maybe wait till spring for the herbs and flowers to bloom and bonsai exhibit to open back up.

L: What a gem this place is. You can briskly jog and workout with beautiful scenery. You can casually walk and look to study all the amazing plants. A place you can visit any time of any season because there’s a story it’ll tell at any time.

Joe Marhamati: One of the most beautiful parks in the world, owned and operated by the United States Department of Agriculture, it spotlights various species of trees and plants from all over the country. The nature walks are sublime, and the bonsai museum is the largest in North America, but don't forget to take in the Capital Columns atop the hill as you enter from R street NE. An absolute must see spot for everyone in DC.

Rin Wolfe: Very underrated place compared to the many museums in the city center. Lots of interesting sights to see including the famous bonsai collection, historic pillars, and the koi pond. If you have the time, you can poke around and find other interesting bits like the spice garden and state tree collection. Lots of nice paved and maintained paths to explore. Nice to visit any time to year, but most beautiful (and busy) when things are in bloom during spring. If possible, visit early on a weekday. Good place to see birds and other local wildlife too.

Laly Franka: I was impress to see so much beauty in the heart of the district. If you love nature this is the place.

Matthew Nguyen: Many beautiful little trails, sights, plants, and great places to take pictures!

Derek Wider: Nice and pretty, good place for a walk out of the city

Jonathan Zator (JZ): Beautiful escape from the city

Sean Finnegan: Such a jewel in DC. Great for leisurely strolls and/or finding a quiet spot to contemplate life.

Sinbat Siraseranant: Very nicely kept with variety of exotic plants.

8. Fort Dupont Park

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Fort Dupont Park
Location
4.8
Possibility of Parking
4.8
Surroundings
4.9
Services
4.5
Facilities
4.7

Address: Minnesota Ave SE, Washington, DC 20019

Telephone: (202) 426-7723

Guy: Park


Review: "Just peaceful.. I love nature!!"

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Hailey Duncan: My dog and I seemed to have the hiking trails all to ourselves this morning(besides a couple of deer families) which was a real treat! The wooded area was quite and beautiful. Although it seems like the trail maintaine could be better in some places and there was some illegal trash dumped near the community garden.

George Brooks: Nationals Baseball Academy tryouts today w nephew Chris Ross from Laurel Baseball League.. Good job Chris

Kevin Spann: The park was a great place to host 1000 people. There was a stage, fenced in dance area, and Portable Potties. Leashed dogs were there and the atmosphere in the park offers sunshine and shade.

Gary Redmond: The park was wonderful. It had a baseball and softball game going on at the same time. Very impressive place to watch ball games.

Gabriel Anaya: It's like having a small slice of Rock Creek Park with no people around. This park is gorgeous, and, minus the traffic noise, a complete escape from the city.

Alan Neustadtl: It was cold out, snowing hard, and a hockey game at Fort Dupont Rink. We don't get this trifecta in the DC area very often. Love this rink.

Carl Rowland: Went there for a free concert had a great time no acholic beverages are allowrd in this park they will take it and trash it.

Louis Paul: We went to PRIDE in the PARK and the WEATHER was BEAUTIFUL!!

Layvizzle Vision: It really depends on what you are looking for. Hmmm u may be surprised at what you might experience.

Jay Gatling: Amazing night to see Rare Essence at Ft. Dupont.

9. Anacostia Park

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529 reviews
Anacostia Park
Location
4.1
Possibility of Parking
4.9
Surroundings
4.1
Services
4.1
Facilities
4.2

Address: 1900 Anacostia Dr, Washington, DC 20020

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM Thu

Guy: Park


Review: "A perfect place to commune with Nature, walk, bike or jog!"

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Carolyn Grant: This is an underrated park, it has lots to offer. I took my class off preschool down here and just playing they had fun. People who know just know.... fishing ,roller skating ring, basketball, picnic, nature watching,walking,playgrounds. Rowing, Kayaking and so much more.

Nathan Lapin: Great trail to walk or bike. Has nice stopping points so one can overlook the river. We even saw a helicopter land nearby!

Austin Graff: Let me count the ways I LOVE Anacostia Park: 1) It's one of the best running trails in all of DC. It stretches for miles along the Anacostia River and the path is well kept for runners. 2) There's a lot of green space to picnic and enjoy nature. 3) There are hidden gems throughout from murals under highways and even a famous skating ring. 4) It's great for kids. One of DC's best playgrounds complete with a pirate ship is in the park. I could go on and on so instead how about you head on over to Anacostia Park and check it out for yourself. It's a GREAT spot!

Margaritta L Martin: Washington DC has changed since I left the metropolitan area when I lived in Maryland It was my favorite park to go too and relax or grill near the river I asked my sister who lives in Dc did Anacostia Park and other Parks I visited existed and she told me all still do

Jessica Light: Nice little spot for a doggy play date

Brian Burrell (Big B): There can be heavy foot traffic. But good for a bike ride or walk sf cookout. Starting to be kept clean often

A'nya-Rae Ebb: I've enjoyed this wonderful park for 40+ years. Looking forward to the new amenities!

Richard Newman: Not the park I grew up with back in the day. My hats off to those who made what it is today 100% better. not the feds . everyday people !

L. Butler: I love Anacostia Park because it's a walking distance from my neighborhood to walk for miles without interruptions. It's a great place to walk and to jog while watching beautiful sceneries...species of variety birds flying, boats cruising, Rowers rowing, athletics of basketball, football, soccer, fishing, rollerblading and families celebrating.

K Wallace: When that weather gets warm in the park

10. Tregaron Conservancy

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160 reviews
Tregaron Conservancy
Location
4
Possibility of Parking
4.1
Surroundings
4.7
Services
4.4
Facilities
4.2

Address: 3100 Macomb St NW, Washington, DC 20008

Schedule: Closes soon ⋅ 8PM ⋅ Opens 8AM Thu

Telephone: (202) 810-5009

Guy: Nature preserve


Review: "A place to learn about nature, animals and their history"

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Jeffrey Anderson: Wouldn't have made it through the pandemic without this place. You can always grab a quiet spot that seems completely unrelated to the rest of your city life. It's the best spot around here to reconnect with nature. Seeing the cicadas here this year was a marvel. And right now the frogs are so fun to see and hear. I have seen volunteers here regularly planting things and maintaining it. There was recently a crew updating some stone work. I want to express my gratitude to the people who keep this place magical.

Monica Arciga: Beautiful area for walking, hiking, running, and sitting. There lots of paths to explore, many are shady. There are little creeks and a large pond where you can find fish and frogs. Lots of benches to take a rest. My 4- and 6- year olds love exploring here. Plenty of signs for social distancing and wearing a mask.

Allison Cook: Hidden gem! Lots of fun little spots to discover while walking on the different paths. Only complaint was the maps were not the best. I didn't mind "getting lost" because I was exploring but it's not the best cut through. Great for a fun walk in nature! Make sure you bring bug spray.

Austin Graff: Tregaron Estate is one of the first estates in what is now the Cleveland Park neighborhood in Northwest Washington, D.C. It was built in 1912, the year the Titanic sank, and later occupied by a well-known cereal heiress. Now it's the Washington International School campus and a public conservancy. If you go, spend some time wandering around the campus. The old mansion is now a school building and you can even find the dacha (Russian summer house) the cereal heiress added to the campus. Also, spend time wandering the six trails part of the Tregaron Conservancy. One is paved for bikers and the other five are dirt paths through the woods leading to benches and a lily pond with goldfish. My toddler LOVED exploring the conservancy. It's free to enter.

Mike Samras: Small but really nice trail system with an amazing bike path nearby (Klingle Rd.). Nice little longer, bridges, benches, shaded paths, and open fields. Great for hikes with little kids.

Purple Charm: After passing the rusty woody steps, a lovely heart shaped pond catches your eyes. Big frogs make a nice symphony calling mates, puffing big yellow throat and jumping up, it's quite lovely.

Don Malnati: If you have never spent some time at this conservancy, it's well worth the walk. Here it is, basically in the middle of the city, and it's full of greenery hills trees and plants. And very nice walking paths. It's a lovely place, especially on a sunny day!

Mathew Crichton: Beautiful little park with plenty of walking paths and benches. Loved it!

Samson Williams: Lovely place. Entrance is by the Washington International School and then you go into and past the school to reach the conservancy.

Matthew Katcher: A quiet secluded park, hidden just off the Klingle Valley Trail.

11. Fort Marcy

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Fort Marcy
Location
4.3
Possibility of Parking
4.6
Surroundings
4.8
Services
4.7
Facilities
5

Address: McLean, VA 22101

Schedule: Open ⋅ Closes 10PM

Telephone: (703) 289-2500

Guy: National park


Review: "Almost natural reserve."

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Sarah O'Neal: Probably a decent place for picnics but there's only 3 tables dotted throughout the small park. There's a bit of history here but no actual fort. Beyond the picnic area and historical info, there's not much to this park.

Robin: Small park with canons scattered alongside pathways. Informational signs tell the history of the place. Tables for picnic. Good for a short walk or as a break from driving.

Mike P: Decent park and trails but the downside is the trails mostly border the road so all you hear is traffic. There's a few sections that are really nice with a waterway passing though, but that's about the highlight. There's also a small historical section as well near the parking area.

Victor Gaberman: It would be better if there were an easy way to cross Pimmit Run to continue on the Potomac Overlook trail. When I was there, the water was just high enough and the rocks just far enough apart for me to abort crossing. There's really not much here although the remnants of the trenches are impressive.

Shannon Israelsen: Nice little outdoor escape from the city, though you can hear cars on either Chain Bridge or the GW Parkway from any given spot. The sign indicates a circular trail around the old fort, but we never could find a trail that didn’t dead end. There are no trail markings to speak, so it’s a bit of a guessing game. It’s a good place on a hot sunny day because it’s all wooded and shade is abundant. Our little boy enjoy the cannons and had fun on the unpaved trails.

Tommy Davis: Very secluded spot and wood it trails that eventually lead out to a view of the Potomac. Nice hike with rolling paths

Andrew Sharp: I have driven by it hundreds of times, but first visited last weekend. There is not much there. The fort is an earthen work fort. There are cannons, but have no historical value as they are mostly props. The signage is interesting. The best find for me was access to the Potomac Heritage Trail. There are only about a dozen parking spots and I would guess in summer they fill up quickly with hikers.

K. Ingles: Quiet and very little people go here. Picnic tables are run down and very little maintenance on trials or other remnants of the civil war. If your looking for a place to get away and just think. This place isn't frequented a lot but don't expect much or facilities. Small birds and animals are very busy here and you will get to enjoy a little piece of nature. A great place to park along GW Parkways and go for a walk down one of the trials or run. Nice little place away from the pavement and steel of the DC Metro Area.

Wade Duvall: Fort Marcy itself is only okay; not much more than old earthen walls and a few old cannons. But if you're looking for a good spot for a trail run or hike, this could be the spot for you. The Potomic Heritage trail north is very nice, and going south you can get either the Potomic Heritage Trail all the way to Theodore Roosevelt Island, or go on the shorter Pimmet Run trail. Usually you can find a spot in the parking lot as well!

Cathy Roberts: Great plfor history buffs! buffs!

12. Soapstone Valley Park

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Soapstone Valley Park
Location
4.4
Possibility of Parking
4.5
Surroundings
4
Services
4.3
Facilities
5

Address: Washington, DC 20008

Schedule: Temporarily closed

Guy: Park


Review: "Excellent trails for nature bathing, and relaxing in general"

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Jay Empty: So much fun and beauty; had a blast jumping between stones and logs.

Marjorie D: Shady respite from the bustle of Connecticut Ave, bountiful birdsong, a few more cicadas in recent days, and friendly neighbors. Several creek crossings - choose your footwear well and bring a camera!

Dave Brown: Great to have this lovely park in our backyard but the constant flow of trash from the sewer is pretty off putting. The trails are well maintained, fallen trees promptly moved off trail and the stream crossings add some excitement to an otherwise short 0.75 mile stretch down to rock creek. I typically walk through with a small bag to pick up trash but after each rainstorm a fresh batch comes down.

Jason Williams: I was initially disappointed. I entered the trail to reach the park from close to Connecticut Avenue and it's a short walk on a road flanked on one side by mansions and there's a steep drop with apartment buildings on the other side. Pretty boring initially but then you get to a more scenic and more natural trail about a half a mile in. It was a very pleasant surprise and probably one of my favorite places in DC. I only wish I brought hiking boots instead of my runners, I definitely didn't expect an unpaved trail like this in DC... I can't wait to go back and explore more.

Sarah Johnson: Beautiful park and we didn't even get that far in. Maybe it was the magic of finding this place after a failed attempt at visiting the zoo, but we didn't run into ANY mosquitoes or snakes. My kids had a great time along the edge of the stream and we found some painted rocks too. Definitely recommend this place if you also forget to reserve parking at the zoo.

Leif Engler: Beutiful place to hike, be careful while crossing the stream though.

Karl Schmidt: Very nice unpaved dirt path along along the creek and leading directly into the main Rock Creek park (although the trail ends at road that can be tricky to cross when there is traffic because there is no sidewalk/shoulder for about 150 feet and some people drive rather fast through the park). Lots of smaller deer trails. Most stream crossings are over stepping stones (no bridges, even on the main trail). Some parts take 3-4 days to dry up after a big rain.

Ashley Kincaid: Trail is closed 3/7/22 and will not reopen until 10/23/23!

Randy Clarke: I'm lucky -- Soapstone is just below my balcony! Using hiking poles for the stream crossings, I do Soapstone from end to end nearly every week. The good news is that the valley will be open until the fall/winter of 2021-2022. Then it will be part of a sewer project for several years (3 ?) with the cuttting down of 300+ trees. Enjoy this gem NOW!

James Douglass: To be fair, I didn't get far into the trail from the entrance off of 29th Street NW. With two kids and a dog, we got as far as the creek and simply played around in the water. Its a great way to spend a morning with little interaction from others.

13. Mount Vernon Trail

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Mount Vernon Trail
Location
4.9
Possibility of Parking
4.2
Surroundings
5
Services
4.2
Facilities
4.6

Address: 1198 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Alexandria, VA 22314

Schedule: Open ⋅ Closes 10PM

Telephone: (703) 289-2500

Guy: National park


Review: "Lovely place to take a nature walk"

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Mike B: Great paved trail between DC and Mt Vernon. Parked at Jomes point rode to Mt. Vernon and back. Gets twisty and fun in some areas. Alternates from woods to Great views of the river. More hills than advertised gets hillier the closer you get to Mt. Vernon. Great ride.

e d: So far this is the best trail I ever been on. You get to pass around the memorials,plane landing watch area & beautiful bodies of water scenes. Anacostia is next up

Juan Starnotip: I walked this trail in sections, but I did enjoy the challenge. Some sections have steep inclines and uneven pavement. There's also a part of the trail where it crosses GW parkway that is very dangerous.

Alfonso Ch: Nice bike ride. Challenging incline as you get close to Mt Vernon. Good views of Potomac. Well paved.

Patricia A. Coburn: As always, a beautiful walk and a great experience. Nothing compares. I've recently moved but plan on walking this trail every chance I get whenever I visit the DMV.

Li Hong: Hard to get to by car because the entrance looks like apartments, but its that area. You can go to the park below the bridge or the trail along the bridge on top! Sadly I got rained out of crossing the bridge but I will try again another time :)

Daniel Garatea: Great trail, nice views along the entire length of the trail. One of my regular cycling routes, as it's consistent and safe to ride, and long enough to be a real workout. There's plenty of parking along the trail in various lots and other smaller parks. But it does get crowded on the weekends and lots of runners not paying attention because they are wearing headphones.

Bryan Chambers: The scenery is spectacular and if you only hike a few miles of the whopping 18 mile trail, you may feel differently. ...and no, I did not hike the 18 miles. Truly a great trail to work on your miles. I plan to target different portions of the trail to build my miles.

Naheed Mann: Breath taking sunrise and sunsets along this trail. I work at Carl Sandburg Middle school off of Fort Hunt road and only took the job because of my drive in and drive out. I see the Potomac river off of the George W. Pkwy and its beautiful and soothing. I have a water star sign...go figure!

Jonathan Pham: Great trail that takes you to Mount Vernon. Tough climb on the bike to Washington’s house. But so worth it!

14. C&O National Historical Park

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C&O National Historical Park
Location
4.1
Possibility of Parking
4.3
Surroundings
4.4
Services
4.7
Facilities
4.1

Address: Washington, DC 20016

Schedule: Open ⋅ Closes 10PM

Guy: Park


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Rami Dirani: Tree's trunk are everywhere in the picnic area this year and no one cleaned them, it's not safe for kids. Someone should clean them. Where is the park authority ???

George Zoto: Best place to go off-road on your mountain bike or run by the Potomac river. A lot people camp, kayak or do other fund stuff by the river 😃

fredy alexander archila rojas: Great to take pictures

Dyseny Family: Good place to go

15. Tidal Basin

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Tidal Basin
Location
4.3
Possibility of Parking
4.5
Surroundings
4.8
Services
4.9
Facilities
4.6

Address: 20245 National Dr, Chantilly, VA 20151

Schedule: Open 24 hours

Guy: National park


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HK: A must go place in DC where you can take a nice pleasant walk with all the national landmarks in sight along the way. It gets super crowded in the spring with visitors for the cherry blossom🌸 parking is almost impossible so would recommend either public transportation / parking elsewhere and walking in the peak season.

Kody B: Beautiful park. Walk along the waterfront to see Jefferson Memorial, Japanese Pagoda, Roosevelt Memorial, MLK Memorial and a short walk to the Lincoln Memorial, and the Washington Memorial. For metro transit, it's a short walk from the Smithsonian stop of Silver, Blue, and Orange lines.

Elizabeth Ciganek: Love going down for the cherry blossom festival! Couldn't have been a colder or windier day. Pretty much everything was open and it was kept clean despite the crowds. Nice variety of souvenirs available. The trees are so beautiful in full bloom. Especially when there's blue skies. It also provides a nice view between the water and the surrounding monuments. There were music and food trucks as well. We parked on Basin Street for 3 hours at about $10, and pretty much stuck to the 2.1 mi loop around the basin. We had plenty of time to see the Jefferson memorial, the gift shop there, FDR memorial, MLK memorial. We had a half an hour to spare. And by we I meant myself and my daughters and their friends. Between the ages of 9 and 12. I lost count of how many dogs they were able to pet 😊

Craig De Columbian: This is absolutely an amazing area of the City to bring the kids and your significant other....they offer the beautiful cherry blossom tree , fishing and fine dining 💯

Prasenjit Saha: One should definitely visit this place during cherry blossom! So beautiful!! We visited this place in first week of April 2021!! Cherry blossom time is approximately March end to April beginning!! Tidal Basin is always very crowded that time and very difficult to get a parking spot around !

Pranav Swaminathan: A great place to feel the vibe of Cherry Blossoms surrounding the Tidal Basin. You get paddle boats for 34$ per boat (max 4 occupancy) for an hour which is very pleasant to soak in the sun and the coolness of water around March- April. Since it attracts a lot of crowd, parking spots are available in Haines point (East Potomac Park) which is a bit of a walk.

QLan Huynh: Tidal Basin is 2.2 miles walking loop, you will see Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, John Paul Jones Memorial, and Tidal Basin Paddle Boats. It's one of the most attraction tourist and hard to find parking during weekend.

A Smith: Usually a great place to run or walk... unless it's cherry blossom season. Also the flowers here are white, not pink like the photoshopped images DC uses for marketing. I saw a lot of disappointed insta-girls with pink outfits confused as to why there were no pink trees lol. Enjoy!

Ghost Hin: Cherry blossom at Tidal Basin should be on everyone bucket list. Just don't shake the tree for photo! So everyone could enjoy. This photo isn't come close to the fleeing beauty when you picnic under the cover of the cherry trees on a bench. Thomas Jefferson, FDR, Lincoln, MLK, WWII, Vietnam veterans memorials are all world class memorial within walking distance for a day trip. They covered a lot of important periods of American history. The Wharf is a short walk over where you could find the fish market as well as high end restaurants. Best time to visit during spring and fall, but summer and winter has their own unique offering as well.

Alex Kolkena: This is THE place to do during the cherry blossom season. We had a great time visiting the whole area. Any other time of the year, it's nice to have a bicycle or some type of person transportation whilst you're touring the nation's capital. Otherwise, it's lots and lots of walking. There's so much to see around here! I do love the National Mall as a whole and this place in particular.

16. United States National Arboretum

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United States National Arboretum
Location
4.5
Possibility of Parking
4.2
Surroundings
4.3
Services
4.1
Facilities
4.1

Address: 3501 New York Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 8AM Thu

Telephone: (202) 245-2726

Guy: Arboretum


Review: "Great place for nature lovers"

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Eduardo Moser: We visited during cherry blossom days. They have a great variety of cherry trees and magnolias. It is a complement to know different cherry blossoms from those of the Tidal Basin. There is no proper public transportation, so the place is fairly free of tourists. We came to this place by car on the recommendation of a friend who lives in DC. The Bonsai collection is amazing. There is much to walk and explore. On a plain they have mounted the original columns of the Capitol. Bring some snacks and drinks, because there is no service in the place. Access and parking is free.

Laurie Zabala: Beautiful landscaping. Very tranquil & relaxing walk through the extensive herb garden. The Bonsai museum is a must. Great place for a picnic. The National columns are stunning. Entrance is free. Be sure to use the restroom at the visitor center when you first arrive because you'll do alot of walking & that's the only restroom on the grounds. Bring a water bottle & snacks as there is no restaurant on site. Definitely a treasure that's worth the trek to the east edge of DC.

Marty Shaw, Author, RCA, BCMA: Great experience! Just go! I was there in early spring and the colors were amazing. So many different specimens of plant material I never see commercially. They have an amazing assortment of unique things you won't find anywhere else. It was a real treat.

Da-Wang Wu: We came here in late April, and the Azalea blossoming was pretty amazing! Walking on the trail with the Azalea blossoming along the way was very nice. Parking inside the park can be tricky, so we parked in the lot right next to the entrance and walked 5-10 minutes to the main campus. Overall, it’s a beautiful place, and I would definitely come back.

CJ: Depending on when you visit the US National Arboretum, something different is peaking. In mid April, the fruit trees were just past peak, but the lilacs shrubs were close to full bloom. As I strolled thru the lilac grove, the soft lilac fragrance permeated the air. One of the US National Arboretum’s most prominent and a little puzzling landmarks is the old Corinthian National Capitol Columns residing on the Ellipse Meadow. The US National Arboretum was not the column’s intended home when they were quarried back in the early 1800s. Originally, the columns were built as a part of the east portico of the US Capitol Building now located about 3 miles away from the US National Arboretum. By the 1860s, when the dome of the Capitol was completed, the columns were deemed inadequate to support the new dome. It wouldn’t be until the mid 1980s before the columns would find their final home at the US National Arboretum. Twenty-two of the original 24 columns are on majestic display in Ellipse Meadow. During our trip to the US National Arboretum in mid April, the Azaleas were just starting to bud and bloom. So no good pictures this trip. Peak time for the Azalea garden at the arboretum is late April. I hear the Azaleas are a beautiful sight when the hillside is painted with splotches of different colors.

Omar Abu-sabha: It is a great place to walk and enjoy the area's vegetation. The Japanese and Chinese pavilions are very interesting, although they are closed in winter. The old columns of the capitol are without a doubt a must if you like photography.

Melissa B: Despite living in the DC area for over 30 years, I had never been here. What an oversight! The National Arboretum is beautiful and interesting. Everyone there, staff and visitors, were very friendly. I'll be bak again.

Karthikeyan Rajaram: Luck is when you run into a beautiful place like this without planning. Better luck is when you get into it in the company of a person who used to volunteer at this place. We didn’t really plan to be at the arboretum, considering that the Spring is still not Springy enough. We had seen enough of Cherry Blossoms in the Tidal basin area that we thought we could do something else. We just made it to this place on recommendation from one of our relatives, who also accompanied us. Since he was a volunteer here, he helped us navigate and gave us so much insights about the different kinds of plants, flowers, bonsais and the what the lovely people who work here, do. We drove around this place and still got to see more cherry blossoms, along with different other species of flora. The enchanting Bonsai museum is a must visit as it did take our breathes away. The old columns of the capitol and the grove of different state trees are some of the special features of this place. The flowers were not in full blossom and we definitely look forward to checking this place again in summer.

Logan Heilman: Visited for the Bonsai event they were having and had a blast. All the vendors were great and the museums bonsai and penjing exhibit was phenomenal. Will definitely be back.

Elisabeth “Beth” Ostrander: We only had about an hour and headed to the bonsai area. Wow! To see living gifts from Japan and China that were started and cared for since before the birth of our nation was truly outstanding. Befitting our National Arboretum! Will return to see more treasures!

17. Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve

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Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve
Location
4.7
Possibility of Parking
4.9
Surroundings
4.2
Services
4.5
Facilities
4

Address: Alexandria, VA 22307

Telephone: (703) 235-1530

Guy: Nature preserve


Review: "Nice park for walking and looking at nature"

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Diane Leiter: A really nice little trail I found while I was geocaching. It started sleeting on me this chilly February day, but it was still so peaceful and beautiful. I have a feeling when things grow up in the summer, you won't be able to see the sites that I saw. Some informational signs, and a lot of wildlife. Watched an eagle soar over and land in a tree on the island. It's not paved, and there's not much parking nearby.

Rebekah Phomsopha: A gorgeous place to find peace in. There is fishing and boating available with a short hiking path. Went on a misty day with a little drizzle, saw no one there. Highly recommend if your into wetlands and some peace and quiet.

Lotta Danielsson: It’s a nice walk by the river. Loads of birds to visit here, both in the woods and in the marsh, including nesting bald eagles. It is a little oasis just south of DC - not super crowded either, even on weekends. Parking can be a bit dicey on a pretty day.

Andrew B: It's not a super large preserve but there is plenty of wildlife around.

Mehmet Esen: Great spot for a short walk and bird watching. There are even some eagle nests.

Justin Kimbler: Our family had a great time walking this path. It's a great way to see the Potomac, see some boats, finding some bird feathers and get some exercise outdoors. It's one way in and the same way out. So be careful if it might rain, you'll have to budget some time.

beyondTabu: Really nice trail. Saw 2 bald eagles on our visit!! It’s a short trail but well maintained & wide enough to social distance

Julie Bowles: Nice park for walking and looking at nature

Mary Crawford: Easy walking path with great view of the river and marsh. Also has great birding in spring and fall.

Ari Elias-Bachrach: Dyke Marsh is an underappreciated natural gem in the DC area. It's not big, but it is beautiful. Lots of birds make for a great bird watching location, including two bald eagles nests. There is a short walking path that goes through the preserve. There is also a marina from which you can rent a boat and experience the marina from the water.

18. Kenilworth Park

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Kenilworth Park
Location
4.6
Possibility of Parking
4.1
Surroundings
4.5
Services
4.9
Facilities
4.9

Address: 1500 Deane Ave NE, Washington, DC 20019

Telephone: (202) 692-6080

Guy: National park


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Meg Earsley: Great place for short walks (under 2 miles) and bird watching. I really enjoyed the boardwalks. Connects to longer trails. Highly recommend!

Daniel Riley: I don't know why people gave this park a bad review. It's an amazing park with lots of wildlife in the woods and trails around the fields. There are at least 3 large families of deer living in the woods around the walking trails and are always feeding and chilling on the shrubs (pretty unique to see in DC). The road in is definitely in need of repair, but if it prevents more people from driving their cars in, then probably for the better.

Josie: Lovely, Nice place to have a picnic and fly your kites. Quite spacious. Also a short 20 minute walk to Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens.

Mac May: The field itself is good for sporting events. It is not simply far from everything but very difficult to get to with confusing and poorly designed and maintained roads. People generally leave a lot of trash around.

Corey Shaw: Great field. It could definitely use some fresh grass though. Also pave the road, please?

Pam Cochran: The road is almost impassable. The grass needed cutting, the parking lot full of potholes

Sac Mac: It's a nice walk

Don Moody: Chill

SNEAKERHEAD MACK: To many nets

Heidy Galicia: (Translated by Google) Excellent place I like to be in family (Original) Excelente lugar me gusta para poder estar en familia

19. American Expeditionary Forces Memorial

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American Expeditionary Forces Memorial
Location
5
Possibility of Parking
5
Surroundings
5
Services
5
Facilities
5

Address: 1449-1455 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004

Schedule: Open 24 hours

Telephone: (202) 426-6841

Guy: National park


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Brian: Small renovated plaza. Now the WW1 memorial.

Adam Betz: In my opinion, it's the most touching war memorial in DC, with the exception of the Vietnam War Memorial.

Jeremy B: Nice memorial.

20. Potomac Overlook Regional Park

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Potomac Overlook Regional Park
Location
4.5
Possibility of Parking
4.3
Surroundings
4.8
Services
4.1
Facilities
4.3

Address: 2845 Marcey Rd, Arlington, VA 22207

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM Thu

Telephone: (703) 528-5406

Guy: Park


Review: "Great park and nice little nature center"

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Cristin Harber: Potomac Regional Overlook park is a off Military Rd, on Marcy Rd. It looks like a residential neighborhood but opens to a county maintained park. Pass the basketball and tennis courts up a short winding road that splits and forks to the right. A small tot playground and parking lot are at the top of the loop. Several walking trails split from a main trail. Heritage signs along the way explain a small portion of the land’s history. Most trails are easy for anyone. There’s a trail that along the creek. It’s hard to cross depending on the time of year. But there are several places to play in the water. Dog friendly.
Response: Thank you Cristin! We're glad you enjoyed your visit to Potomac Overlook Regional Park!

Caroline Hamric: Neat spot! When leaves are off the trees in winter, you can still see the Potomac River from the overlook trail. The park has a cool nature center, fruit/vegetable garden, native species garden, and aviary with two owls and a hawk (don't miss them!). Parking can be tough since it's a popular park, just keep circling.
Response: Thank you Caroline! We're glad you enjoyed your visit to Potomac Overlook Regional Park!

Liz Ford: It should remove 'overlook' from its title but other than that, it is easy to walk around and navigate. The view has changed quite a bit since the inception of the park. You can NOT see the Potomac from any viewpoint that we traversed today. There were several noisy school groups on the paths in the woods; but also a pleasant surprise of the rescued owls and falcon. That was neat to see. The paths were not that difficult and we pretty much wandered around for an hour with no problems. I would have liked a bit harder terrain but this was nice after our more rigorous hike yesterday. There is a nature center here and the parking was pretty decent. Bathrooms available too. I would recommend this for running about as well as easy hiking.
Response: Thank you Liz. We're glad you enjoyed your visit to Potomac Overlook Regional Park. Since the park was established 50 years ago, the tree growth has since obstructed to view of the Potomac River. We apologize if our name was deceptive. But, we're glad you enjoyed hiking our trails and visiting our nature center and raptor enclosure. We hope you come back and visit us again.

Steve E.: Great park easy to get to. The parking is limited so find parking on street leading in rather than waste time on narrow road in and out. There is a fair amount of activity during nice weather so make sure you are prepared to see / pass other people and dogs. If you are looking for solitude this park may not be your best bet, but otherwise it is a great place to hike with your dog. Some hills but not challenging.

Jon Rochefort: I've been going to Potomac Overlook park since I was a pre-teen. Hiking with my friends, checking the creek for wildlife, taking in the great overlook view (before you could no longer), and just enjoying nature. I take my own children there now. We visit the raptors, check the frog pond, visit the nature center, and go on hiking adventures. It's such a gem. I hope more people discover it.
Response: Thank you Jon! This is such a wonderful testament to Potomac Overlook Regional Park! We are honored to be such a big part of your life and now your childrens' lives. We look forward to welcoming you back!

Hailey Duncan: Well maintained trails and the creek seemed clean. My doggo loved it here. I do wish there were more trail maps, we got a bit turned around. Oh, and despite the name, there isn't an actual overlook.
Response: Thank you Hailey! We're glad you enjoyed your visit to Potomac Overlook Regional Park!

Carol Morrell: There were plenty of trails to explore. There were quite a few people, kids and dogs on leashes but it wasn't like you were standing in line. We didn't have a map with us but there was one at the beginning of Overlook Trail(should havevtaken a picture) which is the yellow trail near parking lot. We thought we were going to do the yellow and red trails because they intersect each other. Some trees do have markers on them but at some intersections you can't tell which path you are on for quite awhile. Which is why we ended up being on yellow, red, green, Potomac Heritage and blue trails. We ened the day following blue till we found a waterfall on right and there is a steep high step rock stairway that leads to a neighborhood. Google maps helped us get to the park through the neighborhood. We could have back tracked but there were some brutal parts that I just wasn't up to doing again. Young fit people would have no problem with it. You do need to cross some streams on the Potomac Heritage and blue trails. With easy rock hopping. There are some trees crossing the paths I'm 5 ft and only had a real problem with one. It was an adventure that I would like to do again!
Response: Thank you Carol! We're glad you enjoyed your visit to Potomac Overlook Regional Park. We hope you come back and visit us again very soon.

Amir Bagheri: A beautiful place for a walk. Just to have a real expectation I should mention that even though it has "Overlook" in its name you barely could have an overlook over Potomac and apparently it's because of trees making a barrier!
Response: Thank you Amir! We're glad you enjoyed your visit to Potomac Overlook Regional Park. We are celebrating our 50th Anniversary this year. It's amazing how much our trees have grown in the 50 years. Unfortunately, the overlook to the Potomac is not as grand as it was when we first opened.

John Hartel: Love the hiking here. Last time I was there was early Spring before the trees budded. This time is was so green and beautiful. Just wish the planes weren't constantly flying overhead.
Response: Thank you John! We're glad you enjoyed your visit to Potomac Overlook Regional Park!

Erika Burns Moore: Surprisingly large nature park in north Arlington. Trails could be better marked and mapped, and road noise from GW Parkway is present in some areas. Overall a solid park to visit if it's convenient to where you live.
Response: Thank you Erika! We're glad you enjoyed your visit to Potomac Overlook Regional Park!