With over a million people inhabiting the surrounding area, Rock Creek Park is just the escape that DC metro residents need, whether they recognize it or not!
Welcome to the National Capital
Nowhere else in the country is US history on such epic display as our National Capital Region. From the emotionally stirring memorials of D.C. to battlefields, parkways, and historic sites in nearby Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia, this is a region that has a lot to offer in a relatively small portion of the Mid-Atlantic. For all things National Capital, stay up to date on this page.
How was this oasis of a park established? When research began to create a monument dedicated to the 26th U.S. President, there were several locations in play.
So, you like cultivated water-loving plants? Well, there’s a national park site for that! In fact, the only one dedicated to such a topic through the National Park Service is located in Washington D.C. Welcome to Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens.