Montrose Park

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Montrose Park
Montrose Park, Georgetown.jpg
Montrose Park is located in Washington, D.C.
Montrose Park
Location R Street and Lovers' Lane, N.W., Washington, District of Columbia
Coordinates 38°54′50.6″N 77°3′42.48″W / 38.914056°N 77.0618000°W / 38.914056; -77.0618000Coordinates: 38°54′50.6″N 77°3′42.48″W / 38.914056°N 77.0618000°W / 38.914056; -77.0618000
Built 1911
NRHP reference # 07001178[1]
Added to NRHP November 15, 2007

The Montrose Park is a public park, owned by the federal government, located in the 3000 block of R Street, Northwest, Washington, D.C., in the Georgetown neighborhood. It is located between Dumbarton Oaks Park, and Oak Hill Cemetery.

In addition to a large children's play area in the back of the park, there are two sets of tennis courts, as well as open space with footwalks and trails which lead into Rock Creek Park.


A map of Georgetown Heights prior to the creation of Dumbarton Oaks Park, Dumbarton Oaks Gardens and Montrose Park, showing the proposed location of Montrose Park.[2]

It was early owned by ropemaker Robert Parrott, who allowed the community to use it as a picnicing ground. Sarah Louisa Rittenhouse successfully led a group to lobby Congress to acquire the property as an addition to Rock Creek Park. [3] The park retains a 500 ft (0.15 km) long ropewalk which was used from 1804 to 1814.[4]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "Park is Planned for Georgetown". Evening Star (17, 353). Washington, D.C. 29 March 1908. p. 3 (section 2) – via Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress.
  3. ^ "Washington, DC--Dumbarton Park". Retrieved 11 March 2016.
  4. ^ "Montrose Park Cultural Landscape Report" (PDF). National Park Service. August 2004. pp. vii. D-118. Retrieved 9 October 2018.

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