Talk:Rock Creek Park
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Once again we enter that prima grey area, the verifiability of a legend. I think that it can be verified that the legend exists. However, obviously it would be much harder to verify whether the legend has any factual basis; if this could be done, it would be more than a mere legend. So, what are legitimate verifiability standards for proving a legend exists as a legend, so that I can't just start a legend that says "My Town Hall is haunted!"
This article only mentions the portion of Rock Creek Park in the District of Columbia. Only half of the park is in the District (the half under the management of the National Park Service). The other half of the park is in Montgomery County, Maryland under the management of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (MNCPPC). These portions of the park include Lake Needwood, Lake Frank, and Meadowside Nature Center. The Rock Creek Trail begins at Lake Needwood and follows along the creek all the way to the National Zoo. This is important information about the park, not included in the article.
22.214.171.124 06:27, 31 December 2006 (UTC)Ben
need new map
could we please have a better, more detailed map that shows the whole length of the park? (instead of what we have now, which is just a general map of the USA that shows approximately where DC is?) --thanks! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 04:38, 7 February 2007 (UTC).
It used to say: "majority of foreign embassies are located to the west, as well as in Georgetown."
This is NOT true. According to my calculations 115 of the 180 embassies in DC are actually located east of the park. Many of those being in the Kalorama neighborhood( east of rock creek).
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Sitting president under direct fire
The article states that Lincoln was the second sitting president to come under direct enemy fire (during the Battle of Fort Stevens). Who was the first? I think that this may be incorrect. As far as I know Lincoln was the only sitting president to come uder direct enemy fire. 188.8.131.52 (talk) 17:56, 4 March 2009 (UTC)
- no authoritative citations, but this article from the Carroll County Times may be of interest.
I don't know why anybody insists on comparing the largest park in DC to Central Park, which is only NYC's fifth-largest park. If you're going to compare the size of Rock Creek to Central Park, it's fair to also compare it to NYC's largest park. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 01:38, 29 March 2011 (UTC)
- It's not a size contest. It's a description comparing Rock Creek to the well known Central Park. Rock Creek is smaller than a *lot* of urban parks in the United States but this is not the place to list them. In fact there is an entirely separate article devoted to size rankings of urban parks, here. The original comparison was more apt and I will be changing it back. Thanks. JohnInDC (talk) 11:01, 29 March 2011 (UTC)
The article states that RCP is "more than twice the size of Central Park." That may not have been intended as a size contest, but it certainly sounds like one. It's also not very helpful - Central Park may be the most famous park in the world, but most readers haven't walked its metes and bounds and gained an intuitive feel for its size. For the vast majority of readers, stating the size in acres or "about 2.75 square miles" is a far more intuitive way to express the size of RCP. A comparison to Central Park comes across as boosterism and, yes, a size contest. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 20:18, 31 March 2011 (UTC)
People keep adding parks or other sections of DC not connected to Rock Creek in any way. Example: it listed Glover Archbold Park as part of RCP even though there is about a mile of developed city and the Naval Observatory between them. Or, Meridian Hill Park, which is just a random developed park to mark the middle line of the District and again has no connection to Rock Creek other than being run by the park service (which is every park/monument in DC).
- In fact Glover-Archbold Park is administered as a part of Rock Creek Park. There are 98 separate tracts of land including traffic circles, triangles, parkways, etc. that are administered as part of Rock Creek Park by the NPS. Most of these are not contiguous with the main portion of Rock Creek Park. So, the question is whether this article is about the main park or about the NPS administrative units that make up Rock Creek Park. I don't believe that having physical separation is a valid criterion for determining what is and what is not part of the Rock Creek Park system.