New Traffic Signals near Memorial Circle
Flashing crosswalk warning lights have been installed on northbound lanes of the parkway just south of Arlington Memorial Bridge. This is a 30-day trial of a new safety feature, and your feedback is welcome. More »
A total of at least 243 species of birds have been recently recorded within the George Washington Memorial Parkway. Some of the parkway's birding hotspots include Great Falls Park from which 35 species of warblers have been reported during the spring or fall migrations and Dyke Marsh which has at least 25 species of waterfowl and is one of the few places in the Washington DC area where you have a chance of finding Marsh Wrens, and American and Least Bitterns. Another popular birding spot is the large mudflat area at the mouth of Hunting Creek (just north of Dyke Marsh). Here you can find 28 species of Plovers, Sandpipers and other wading birds during spring and fall migrations.
Did You Know?
Box turtles are one of the 21 species of reptiles that call the George Washington Memorial Parkway home. You can help protect these turtles by observing them from afar and not removing them from the wild. More...