Lane Closures for Bridge Inspections
Workers will close lanes of the George Washington Memorial Parkway while they inspect the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge on October 20 and the Metro bridge near I-395 on October 22. All lanes will be open during morning and afternoon rush hours. More »
Congress originally set aside the parkway as part of a "comprehensive park, parkway, and playground system of the National Capital." Here are just a few of the many ways that the parkway lives up to that mission.
Canoeing or Kayaking
Playing Field or Court Games
Birders will find habitat for wading birds, raptors, and warblers in Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve.
Wildflowers put on a spectacular show in Turkey Run Park in spring and early summer.
Walking or Running
Did You Know?
Features like cloverleaf interchanges and grassy medians made the George Washington Memorial Parkway "America's Most Modern Motorway" when it opened in 1932. More...