• Campers relaxing at their site

    Greenbelt

    Park Maryland

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Cherry Blossoms

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Cherry Blossom Festival
 

Click here for the Official National Park Service Cherry Blossom website. The website features a webcam, schedule of events, and bloom prediction.

The beautiful and delicate cherry blossoms cultivated in the National Mall and Memorial Parks have inspired generations of viewers since 1912. A gift from Japan, the flowering trees symbolize friendship between nations, the renewal of spring, and the ephemeral nature of life. Blooming occurs between mid-March and mid-April depending on the species of tree and annual environmental conditions.

Did You Know?

a picture of a Native American tent in the Greenbelt Park campground

Greenbelt Park campground (located in Maryland) was closed in 1978 so that Native Americans could camp while in Washington, D.C. as a part of the Longest Walk that started in Sacramento, California. The walk was a part of Native Americans protest of how the government was treating Native Americans.