Life in Washington DC is full of a wide variety of recreation areas. Even though WDC is in the heart of one of the most populous areas of the region, there are plenty of green spaces waiting for you to explore and enjoy. One aspect that makes living in an urban village a big plus is easy access to the great outdoors. Check out the following WDC parks, where you can get away from it all right here in town.
Dumbarton Oaks Park. Located in Georgetown, this is where you can truly experience the country within the city. The formal gardens transition into more natural landscaping including beautiful waterfalls. This is just what the first female landscape architect, Beatrix Ferrand envisioned.
Meridian Hill Park. Full of early American history, this park is also home to the largest cascading fountain in all of North America and was constructed to evoke the elegance of an Italian Renaissance garden. You’ll find this beauty just 1.5 miles north of the White House.
National Arboretum. If you love trees you will love this park located in NE Washington. From gorgeous blooming Azaleas to the unique beauty of miniature Japanese Bonsai trees, this is literally a living museum of trees. Add to this the spectacular old capitol columns which were moved to the arboretum to form a feature reminiscent of a Greek temple.
Rock Creek Park. Here is where you will really feel like you are no where near the city. Spanning over 1,700 acres just north of the Smithsonian Zoo, Rock Creek Park is bigger than Central Park in NYC. Explore more than 32 miles of trails on foot or bike, watch for wildlife like deer and foxes, play a game of tennis or take a ride horseback and much more.
Theodore Roosevelt Island Park. Tranquility awaits on this island in the Potomac. Dedicated to the great conservationist, Pres. Teddy Roosevelt, you’ll see the amazing 17-foot bronze statue of Teddy as well as many of his writings in stone inscriptions. Get away from the hectic WDC vibe for walk on the quieter side.
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