Frequently Asked Questions
How big is the Island?
Theodore Roosevelt Island is approximately 88.5 acres in size. The shoreline is about 2.5 miles around.
What are the park's hours?
Theodore Roosevelt Island is open daily from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m.
Is there parking available?
The parking lot is accessible only from the northbound lanes of the George Washington Memorial Parkway. Parking is available on a first come, first serve basis. Generally the parking lot fills quickly on weekends. Parking on the grass is not permitted.
Can I bring my dog to the park?
Pets are permitted on the Island if they are on a six foot leash and the owner is holding the leash at all times.
Is it possible to bicycle on the Island?
Bicycling is not permitted on Theodore Roosevelt Island. There is a bicycle rack located in the parking lot area next to the Mount Vernon Trail.
How do I get to the park?
Theodore Roosevelt Island is only accessible to pedestrian traffic crossing a footbridge from Rosslyn in Arlington County. The footbridge is located on the south end of the Theodore Roosevelt Island parking lot in Rosslyn in Arlington, Virginia.
The parking lot to Theodore Roosevelt Island is only accessible from the northbound side of the George Washington Memorial Parkway immediately north of Roosevelt Bridge.
It is possible to walk or bike to the Island from Rosslyn via a footbridge off of Lynn Street that crosses the George Washington Memorial Parkway and leads to the parking lot for Theodore Roosevelt Island.
Pedestrians can also follow the Mount Vernon Trail and Potomac Heritage Trail to the Theodore Roosevelt Island footbridge.
Visit the directions page for detailed information.