A Presidential Retreat

From this distance the seat of national power appears pristine across the river, so President Johnson came here often when he needed to escape from the stresses of building a Great Society. After he died, his wife chose this place for his memorial. A landscape of serpentine paths, white pines, a granite monolith, and an open meadow honors his legacy of social justice and conservation legislation.

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Trash Free Parks

Trash Free Parks

The parkway joined the Trash Free Parks program in April 2013. Please take your trash with you when you leave.

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Ranger holding a box turtle

Plan a Field Trip

Bring your curriculum to life with a visit to the park.

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Earn Your Badge

Complete a Junior Ranger booklet to earn your free Junior Ranger badge.

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