• Bethune Memorial Statue - Lincoln Park

    Capitol Hill Parks

    District of Columbia

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  • Temporary Closures of Marion Park

    The National Park Service will begin sidewalk rehabilitation in Marion Park in April 2014. More »

  • Turf Protection in Lincoln Park

    April 15 - July 8 the center panel of grass in Lincoln Park will be closed in preparation for summer events. This preventative practice is put in place annually to keep the turf healthy and attractive. For additional information please call 202 673-2402.

Things To Do

As community-based parks in the Capitol Hill area, the Capitol Hill Parks serve as leisure-time recreation facilities, greenways, and parking areas.

The larger parks, especially Lincoln and Stanton, provide the setting for many special events and First Amendment commemorative activities, which attract thousands of visitors.

An annual wreath-laying activity commemorating the birthday of Mary McLeod Bethune is sponsored by National Capital Parks—East (organized by the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site) and the National Council of Negro Women.

Tours are provided upon request.

Estimated recreation and transient visits to Capitol Hill Parks number from 700,000 to 1 million annually.