National Mall and Memorial Parks

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National Mall and Memorial Parks
Map showing the location of National Mall and Memorial Parks
Map showing the location of National Mall and Memorial Parks
Location Washington, D.C., USA
Coordinates 38°53′23″N 77°2′12″W / 38.88972°N 77.03667°W / 38.88972; -77.03667Coordinates: 38°53′23″N 77°2′12″W / 38.88972°N 77.03667°W / 38.88972; -77.03667
Area 6,546.92 acres (26.49 km2)
6,482.78 acres (26.23 km2) federal, (includes National Capital Parks-East)
Established 1965
Visitors 1,378,172 (in 2004)
Governing body National Park Service

National Mall and Memorial Parks (also known as National Capital Parks-Central) is an administrative unit of the National Park Service encompassing many national memorials and other areas in Washington, D.C. These include:

Also various squares, circles, triangles, memorials, and parks including:[1]

Federally owned and administered parks in the capital area date back to 1790, some of the oldest in the United States. In 1933 they were transferred to the control of the National Park Service. These parks were known as the National Capital Parks from their inception until 1965. The NPS now operates multiple park groupings in the D.C. area, including: National Capital Parks-East, Rock Creek Park, President's Park, and George Washington Memorial Parkway. National Mall and Memorial Parks also provides technical assistance for the United States Navy Memorial.

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  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. 

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