National Mall and Memorial Parks
|National Mall and Memorial Parks|
|Location||Washington, D.C., USA|
|Area||6,546.92 acres (26.49 km2)
6,482.78 acres (26.23 km2) federal, (includes National Capital Parks-East)
|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:
- African American Civil War Memorial
- Constitution Gardens
- East Potomac Park
- Ford's Theatre National Historic Site
- Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
- George Mason Memorial
- John Ericsson National Memorial
- Korean War Veterans Memorial
- Lincoln Memorial
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
- National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
- National Mall
- Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site
- Thomas Jefferson Memorial
- Vietnam Veterans Memorial
- Washington Monument
- West Potomac Park
- World War II Memorial
Also various squares, circles, triangles, memorials, and parks including:
- Andrew W. Mellon Memorial Fountain
- Benjamin Banneker Circle
- Columbus Circle
- Dupont Circle
- Edmund Burke Statue
- Edward R. Murrow Park
- Farragut Square
- Franklin Square
- Hancock Park - Located on C Street, SW between 7th & 9th Streets, SW.
- James Monroe Park - Located at Pennsylvania Avenue between 21st & I Streets, NW.
- Logan Circle
- McPherson Square
- Memorial to Japanese-American Patriotism in World War II
- Milian Park - A neighborhood named park on National Park Service property in Mount Vernon Square neighborhood of Washington, DC. It is located at Massachusetts Avenue & I Street, NW between 5th & 6th Streets, NW.
- Nuns of the Battlefield (Civil War Nurses Memorial)
- Pan American Annex grounds - Located between Constitution & Virginia Avenues, NW and 18th & 19th Streets, NW.
- Pershing Park
- Rawlins Park
- Rigo Walled Park - A neighborhood named park on National Park Service property in Mount Vernon Square neighborhood of Washington, DC. It is located south of New York Avenue at L Street, NW.
- Samuel Gompers Memorial
- Seaton Park - A neighborhood named park on National Park Service property in Mount Vernon Square neighborhood of Washington, DC. It is located above Massachusetts Avenue at 5th & I Streets, NW.
- Scott Circle
- Sheridan Circle
- Southwest Waterfront Park (Titanic Memorial)
- Statues of the Liberators
- Thomas Circle
- Victims of Communism Memorial
- Walt Whitman Park - Located on E Street, NW between 19th & 20th Streets, NW.
- Washington Circle
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.
- "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.
- Official NPS website: National Mall and Memorial Parks