National Capital Parks-East
|National Capital Parks-East|
|Location||District of Columbia & Maryland, USA|
|Nearest city||Washington, D.C.|
|Area||6,546.92 acres (26.4944 km2)
federal: 6,482.78 acres (26.2349 km2) including National Mall and Memorial Parks
|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:
- Anacostia Park
- Baltimore-Washington Parkway
- Buzzard Point Park and Buzzard Point Marina
- Capitol Hill Parks
- Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site
- Civil War Defenses of Washington - Fort Circle Parks - Includes the Civil War Forts and interconnecting parkways from Fort Greble to Fort Mahan.
- Fort Davis Park
- Fort Dupont Park
- Fort Foote Park
- Fort Stanton
- Fort Washington Park
- Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
- Greenbelt Park
- Harmony Hall
- James Creek Marina
- Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens
- Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site
- Oxon Cove Park and Oxon Hill Farm
- Oxon Run Parkway (affiliated area)
- Piscataway Park
- Sewall-Belmont House National Historic Site (affiliated area)
- Shepherd Parkway
- Suitland Parkway
NPS Visitor Contact Facilities
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.
- "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.
- "The Sites of National Capital Parks-East". www.nps.gov. National Park Service; US Department of the Interior. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
- Official NPS website: National Capital Parks-East