Last updated: October 23, 2020
Information Panel: Parrott Ropewalk
In 1804, rope-maker Richard Parrott purchased his Washington, DC, property and developed his estate. Before long, he added a "Ropewalk" for manufacturing rope, a Federal-style mansion, and gardens and orchards. The property was purchased by the United States Government in 1911 for the creation of a public park. Landscape architects George Burnap and Horace Peaslee prepared designs for the park that integrated features from the former estate's landscape and incorporated new elements for public park use.