It's always nice to escape to a green oasis, away from the hustle and bustle of Washington, D.C.
There are many parks in Washington D.C., but these are some of my favorites.
Please Note: Due to COVID-19, some of these parks are open, and some are not. Information changes on a daily basis. Please check the website of each before you head out!
Part of the National Park Service, Rock Creek Park is probably the most famous park in Washington, D.C. It cuts through the Northwest part of the city.
There are so many activities offered here, including biking, hiking, picnicking, horse trails, golf, and so much more. Check their website for more information!
Courtesy of npca.org
Anacostia Park is another park owned by the National Park Service, but it’s smaller than Rock Creek Park and offers a more intimate, local experience. It still has a lot of recreational areas and plenty of fun things to do for everyone in your party. It’s also located in Northeast D.C., which allows people who might not live in Northwest easier access to great green space.
If you want a national park that is a little less crowded, and also has water access, this might be just the spot for you.
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Meridian Hill Park is one of those parks that was strategically planned right outside of the neighborhood of Adams Morgan. It's actually also owned by the National Park Service (they're taking over the green space in D.C., I guess), but it was built rather than found. That’s okay, though, because it’s incredibly gorgeous and people love to have weddings here, take photos, and host a multitude of other events.
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The Yards Park is a relatively new development in Washington, D.C., in Southwest, and (when not plagued by a coronavirus quarantine) is often full of activity, such as outdoor concerts, festivals, performances, and more. There’s also a cool waterfall feature and great views of the riverfront.
Come here when you want to be outside, but also part of the action of the city. It’s a great weekend hangout locale.
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Which is your favorite park in Washington, D.C.? Share with us in the comments below!