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    Civil War Defenses of Washington

    District of Columbia

Picnicking - Sports Fields - Community Gardens

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Preparing the earth for a summer garden plot at Fort Dupont Park Community Gardens.

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The forests, natural scenery, turf, and other areas of the National Park Service Civil War Defenses of Washington sites, have been set aside to provide recreational opportunities as part of the National Park System of Washington D.C. The National Park Service works closely with the District of Columbia in administering special use permits for some of these activities. Click here to find out more about reserving picnic areas, sports fields, and community garden plots.

Did You Know?

Fort Reno highlighted on histortical map

Fort Reno was the largest of the Defenses of Washington fortifications and supported a dozen heavy guns and a contingent of 3,000 men.