A Journey To Parks Beyond The Capitol

Welcome to National Capital Parks-East. We invite you to journey to the parks east of the Capitol of Washington, D.C. National Capital Parks-East consists of 14 park sites, parkways and statuary covering more than 8,000 acres of historic, cultural, and recreational parklands from Capitol Hill to the nearby Maryland suburbs.

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Three national parks in Washington, DC, celebrate the contributions of three of the most influential Americans of all time - Frederick Douglass, Mary McLeod Bethune, and Dr. Carter G. Woodson. The NPS is working to preserve their homes so they can be enjoyed today and by future generations.

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Find a Park

National Capital Parks-East protects a diverse number of sites in Maryland and Washington, D.C.

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Black History Month Events

Join the parks of National Capital Parks-East as we celebrate the theme of "African Americans and the Arts" in honor of Black History Month!

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Women's History Month Events

For Women’s History Month, we are telling the stories of women who were changemakers.

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Parkland Redesign

Check out new design ideas for Parkland, attend a public meeting, and submit comments by December 9.

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Rehabilitate Urban Recreation Areas

Look into the rehabilitation of urban areas in National Capital Parks East

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General Information

Explore the sections below to learn more about the volunteer program and how to give back at National Capital Parks - East!

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Management

National Capital Parks-East is an administrative unit of the National Park Service. It manages parks in Maryland and Washington, D.C.

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Donate

Donate to your favorite park

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News Releases

Read the latest from National Capital Parks - East.

Last updated: February 22, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

1900 Anacostia Drive SE
Washington, DC 20020

Phone:

(771) 208-1453

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