National Capital Parks-East

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National Capital Parks-East
Map showing the location of National Capital Parks-East
Map showing the location of National Capital Parks-East
Location District of Columbia & Maryland, USA
Nearest city Washington, D.C.
Coordinates 38°52′42″N 76°58′9″W / 38.87833°N 76.96917°W / 38.87833; -76.96917Coordinates: 38°52′42″N 76°58′9″W / 38.87833°N 76.96917°W / 38.87833; -76.96917
Area 6,546.92 acres (26.4944 km2)
federal: 6,482.78 acres (26.2349 km2) including National Mall and Memorial Parks
Established 1965
Visitors 1,390,443 (in 2005)
Governing body National Park Service

National Capital Parks-East (NCPE) is an administrative grouping of a number of National Park Service sites generally east of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C., but also nearby in Maryland. These sites include:[1][2]

NPS Visitor Contact Facilities[edit]

The headquarters of NCPE is located in Anacostia Park at 1900 Anacostia Drive, SE. It is not a visitor center, but has an information desk in the lobby and is open to the public 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

Fort Washington Park has a Visitor Center that is open daily 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, April through October. The rest of the year, it closes at 4:00 PM.

Frederick Douglas NHS is open daily 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, April through October. The rest of the year, it closes at 4:30 PM.

Greenbelt Park Ranger Station is open daily 8:00 AM to 3:45 PM. The Park Headquarters is open five days a week 8:00 AM to 3:45 PM.

Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens book store and contact station is open daily 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Mary McLeod Bethune Council House NHS is open daily 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, April through October. The rest of the year, it closes at 4:30 PM.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reservation List: The Parks of the National Park System, Washington, DC". www.nps.gov. National Park Service; Land Resources Program Center; National Capital Region. Retrieved 1 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "The Sites of National Capital Parks-East". www.nps.gov. National Park Service; US Department of the Interior. Retrieved 1 August 2014. 

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