• View of the White House's north side from Layfatte Park

    President's Park (White House)

    District of Columbia

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Memorials

Boy Scout Memorial

The Boy Scout Memorial, located off 15th Street, NW, is one of several memorials located within President's Park.

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Memorials of President's Park

President's Park and the land surrounding the White House has a number of memorials related to various causes. Perhaps because the White House is at once a house, an office, and a museum space, nearby memorials commemorate a mixture of topics-some of which are related to the presidency, and some which are not.

Today, visitors to President's Park may find four memorials:

Did You Know?

John F. Kennedy, 35th President: 1961-1963

John F. Kennedy simply loved sports. He was an avid fan of his hometown Boston Red Sox, but never had a chance to attend one of their games while in office. He was well known for his official appointment of a scorekeeper and stat advisor which he affectionately titled 'Undersecretary of Baseball.'