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Parks und Natur in Washington

Erstklassige Parks

Park
“The National Mall is basically Washington DC’s backyard – it’s a grassy lawn where visitors and locals hang out on sunny days. Full of world-class museums (we’ll get to this later) and fun festivals, the National Mall is the center of many activities in the city.”
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Zoo
“An after-hours visit to the National Zoo during ZooLights, which illuminates the zoo with more than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LEDs, animated light installations, live music and more. Bid good cheer to various animals on display. ZooLights runs Nov. 29 – Jan. 1 (closed Dec. 24, 25 & 31). ”
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Tennisplatz
“Nature and outdoor enthusiasts will love Rock Creek Park, a forrest-y enclave in the middle of DC. Those looking to pursue outdoor activities can hike, walk, bike, go horseback riding, play gold or tennis, and enjoy a picnic. ”
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Park
“One of the nicest and least appreciated parks in D.C. is a place officially called Meridian Hill Park but known to everyone as Malcolm X Park. Its 12 acres sit on a hill overlooking downtown and the monuments. John Quincy Adams lived in a mansion here after leaving the White House. Today, there are spooky statues and cascading pools of water, more reminiscent of a neglected European chateau garden than a National Park Service tract. Visit late on a Sunday afternoon to dance to the sounds of the ad hoc drum circle that has been forming weekly since the 1950s.”
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Park
“The Georgetown Waterfront Park is a national park completed in Washington, DC, in the fall of 2011. Part of the Georgetown Historic District, the park stretches along the banks of the Potomac River from 31st Street, NW, to the Key Bridge. As a result of many years of advocacy and fundraising, the site features several notable design elements. Now complete, the park links 225 miles (362 km) of parkland along the Potomac River stretching from Cumberland, Maryland, to Mount Vernon, Virginia. The park was designed to complement the natural curve of the river passively. The park features gently sloping grass hills and shade trees. The landscape blends with mixed-use paved pathways. The promenade provides panoramic views of Theodore Roosevelt Island, the Key Bridge, and the Kennedy Center. Several distinctive design elements include an interactive fountain, river stairs, and scenic overlooks. This part of the park, known as the Wisconsin Avenue Plaza, serves as a gateway to the Potomac River. ”
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Park
“The National Arboretum is great on a nice day. They have many gardens to walk around, including a stunning collection of Bonsai plants. ”
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Landmark
“I occasionally go here at night, sit on the steps, and just observe the reflection pool along with the Washington Monument in the night sky. I honestly think the experience is better at night. There’s usually college aged adults and small groups of tourists around even at 1am. ”
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Botanical Garden
“The U.S. Botanic Garden gets decked out for the holidays thanks to this annual exhibit. This year’s display focuses on gardens from Hawaii to Maine, including iconic spots like the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Franklin Park Conservatory and Huntsville Botanical Garden. Inside the Conservatory you'll also find the garden's collection of DC's iconic landmarks and a showcase of poinsettias. Season's Greenings is open from Nov. 28 – Jan. 5 (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.), and will stay open until 8 p.m. with holiday concerts on select Tuesday and Thursday evenings in December.”
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Spielplätze

Basketball Court
“The park closes at 5pm. a super place for pic nics, short hikes, and tree peepiing. do not miss the japanese bonsais!”
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Park
“National park mostly visited by locals. You'll see people picnicking with family and friends, people jogging, people walking their dogs. A nice spot to just relax and read a book.”
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Park
“Great place to go for a stroll and watch neighborhood activity. Lincoln Park is the largest Capitol Hill Park and features monuments to two of the nation's greatest leaders, President Abraham Lincoln and Civil Rights Activist and Educator Mary McLeod Bethune. ”
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Park
“Stanton Park is a national park in Washington D.C. The park is named after Edwin M. Stanton, the United States Secretary of War during the American Civil War, whose attempted later removal prompted the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson. Located in the center of Stanton Park is a statue of American Revolutionary War Major General Nathanael Greene. The park was included in Pierre L'Enfant's original plan for the city.”
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Park
“Garfield Park has public tennis courts, sand volleyball pit, bocce pits, swings, and children's playground. ”
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Park
“Playground, baseball field, basketball and tennis courts are open to the public year-round during daylight hours. Outdoor pool is open between Memorial Day and Labor Day though requires a pass.”
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Park
“Perfect for your toddler or those grown ups that want to shoot some baskets........”
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Strände

Lake
“The Reservoir and Sand Filter Plant across the street are the historic water storage facilities for Washington DC. A lap around the lake makes for a good morning run.”
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Wanderwege

Wanderweg
“The Custis Trail is a paved running, walking, or biking trail that runs east-west. You can get there easily by going just over a block north on Lincoln St. or Quincy St. to the north side of I-66, where you will see the path to get on the trail.”
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Wanderweg
“Four Mile Run trail runs behind the building for biking, walking, and running.”
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Wanderweg
“We are three blocks from the trail that connects Arlington. It can take you into DC, Mt Vernon, or out to Loudoun vineyards.”
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Tourist Information Center
“1057 Thomas Jefferson St NW, Washington, DC 20007 The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal is a wonderful place for a jog or a walk. The C&O Canal is good for taking strolls and bird watching. A New Boat for Georgetown Riding a boat along the canal in Georgetown is a cherished memory for generations of people. With the help of its partners, Georgetown Heritage and the District of Columbria, The National Park Service looks forward to bringing the experience back to the city. Georgetown Canal Plan Developed with the National Park Service, Georgetown Heritage, and the DC Office of Planning the plan cultivates a section of the canal in Georgetown into a premier active, flexible, and sustainable urban park. ”
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Wanderweg
“Great trail for running, walking, or biking! Connects in with a variety of other trails, too.”
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Park
“There is a nature center and hiking trails through the woods and along the Potomac river with beautiful city views”
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Wanderweg
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