National Parks

East Potomac Park

Washington, DC

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Address: 696 Ohio Dr SW, Washington, DC 20242, USA Number: 202 245-4715 Website Contact How do we get there?

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If you want some time out in nature during your time in Washington DC, then look no further than East Potomac Park!

East Potomac Park is over 300 acres of outdoor space just waiting to be enjoyed by the family! The peninsula is located between the Potomac River and the Washington Channel, which also gives you amazing views as you enjoy the park.

What's lovely about the park is that they feature a host of those famous cherry trees, which you can walk, run or jog around as a family. 

Fishing is a popular sport within the park, so it's worth taking your rods and spending a few hours in the shade on the banks of the river! Picnicking is also a great way to spend your time. 

If you are an active family, you'll love the host of recreation activities that you can enjoy. There is the East Potomac Golf C0urse, with three golf courses (two 9 holes and an 18 hole course), as well as fun mini golf for the kids!

There is also the East Potomac Tennis Center which is one of the largest indoor public tennis centers in the entire area! Kids can practice those aces on one of the 24 courts, and test their skills on the practice wall too.

Feeling like you want to cool off? Then explore the swimming pool too, open June to October. It's a great way to make a SPLASH in the nation's capitol!

So grab those hats, those walking shoes and that sense of adventure, because there is 300 acres to explore - and kids, don't forget to check out the playgrounds too! 

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The closest Metro station is the Smithsonian, and there are 320 FREE parking spaces.

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The opening times and seasons for the tennis, golf and swimming vary so check individually.

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Healthy Eating Take a picnic and enjoy it out in the summer sun! There is plenty of space

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There are plenty of paved and flat areas for wheelchairs. Contact the individual attractions if you have any questions about the facilities specifically.

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Year round for park. Sporting activities vary

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