Pets are allowed and should stay on leashes no longer than 6 feet in length. Service animals are permitted without exception.
Service animals are allowed in national parks. For a definition of a service animal, please see the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) definition.
This park has many wheelchair-accessible features, including a fountain, a labyrinth, wide paths, and large spaces next to benches for people to gather.
Assistive listening devices, or large print brochures may be available by request or with advance notice. For information about individual park programs, please visit park websites. Accessibility information is located under the Plan Your Visit tab.
The park links 225 miles of parkland along the Potomac River stretching from Cumberland, Maryland, to Mount Vernon, Virginia. The park is beloved by many due to its notable design elements like the labyrinth, beautiful fountain, and charming rain gardens.
Cyclists, skaters, and pedestrians have a designated pathway (free of cars) allowing them to enjoy views of individual boaters, kayakers, and competitive crews, as well as of Theodore Roosevelt Island, Key Bridge, and the Potomac River.
US Marine Corps War Memorial
From Arlington Ridge, experience a panoramic view of iconic DC architecture behind the US Marine Corps War Memorial.
Meridian Hill Park
Meridian Hill Park offers visitors the opportunity to escape the bustle of the city and find a peaceful refuge, recreation and fresh air.
One of the best places to view the Tidal Basin and Jefferson Memorial is from the top of the Washington Monument
Georgetown Waterfront Park
Georgetown Waterfront Park stretches along the banks of the Potomac River from 31st Street NW to the Key Bridge.
Old Post Office Tower
Find a new perspective at the top of the Old Post Office Tower.
Gaze across the river that once divided us, from the steps of Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial.
Frederick Douglass Home
Talk to a ranger, tour Frederick Douglass's home or walk the grounds for a sweeping view of Washington D.C.
National Mall and Memorial Parks
Attend a Ranger Program, paddle in the Tidal Basin, or dive into history at memorials and monuments on the National Mall.
World War II Memorial
Remember the ways Americans served, honors those who fell, and recognizes the victory they achieved to restore freedom.
Mount Vernon Trail
A run, walk, or cycle alongside the Potomac River offers uninterrupted views of Washington, D.C.'s skyline.
Last updated: September 25, 2023