A Living Memorial

In the 1930s landscape architects transformed Mason’s Island from neglected, overgrown farmland into Theodore Roosevelt Island, a memorial to America’s 26th president. They conceived a “real forest” designed to mimic the natural forest that once covered the island. Today miles of trails through wooded uplands and swampy bottomlands honor the legacy of a great outdoorsman and conservationist


Ranger holding a box turtle

Plan a Field Trip

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

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Junior Ranger badge

Earn Your Badge

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

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Osprey with fish

Explore the Potomac Gorge

Learn about the communities of organisms that make the Potomac Gorge unique.

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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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