Reservation 72 is bordered by Massachusetts Avenue on the north, I Street on the south, 6th Street on the west, and 5th Street on the east. The park is commonly referred to as Chinatown Park due to its location.The Downtown BID, in partnership with the National Park Service, rehabilitated Reservation 72 in summer 2012.
Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site is a unit of National Mall and Memorial Parks. This unique site preserves locations related to the creation of the Federal City, Presidential Inaugurations, and historically significant events. Attend all of the fascinating interpretive programs to learn more about this site and its many impressive memorials.
Pershing Park is bordered by E Street on the north, 14th Street on the east, Pennsylvania Avenue on the south, and 15th Street on the west. The park is named for General John J. Pershing, a general officer in the United States Army during World War I, later promoted to General of the Armies.Pershing Park was constructed in conjunction with neighboring Freedom Plaza and opened to the public in 1981. The park includes a fountain and pond, which was formerly used for ice skating in the winter.
John Marshall Memorial Park is located between the Canadian Embassy and the United States District Court for the District of Columbia on Pennsylvania Avenue. The park is named for John Marshall, who served as the fourth Chief Justice of the United States from 1801 to 1835.A bronze statue honoring John Marshall faces Pennsylvania Avenue. The statue is a casting of William Wetmore Story’s original, which stands in the Supreme Court and was dedicated in 1884.The John Marshall Memorial Park Foundation is working to renovate the park and install interpretive elements honoring the Chief Justice.
Mount Vernon Square is formed at the diagonal crossing of Massachusetts Avenue and New York Avenue. The park is bordered by K Street, 7th Street, Mount Vernon Place, and 9th Street.Mount Vernon Square was originally a large open space as shown on the L’Enfant Plan. A large market was constructed at the site in 1846. After the market was demolished due to poor and unhealthy conditions, the District Board of Public Works created concrete roadways and landscaping through the square extending Massachusetts Avenue and New York Avenue in 1877.
McPherson Square is bounded by K Street to the north, Vermont Avenue to the east, I Street on the south and 15th Street on the west. McPherson Square was identified as a park on the 1791 L’Enfant Plan of Washington, DC and is a key element of the historic monumental core, along with Farragut Square and Lafayette Square.McPherson Square is named for Major General James B. McPherson, a leader of the Union Army during the American Civil War. An equestrian statue honoring him is the focal point of the square.
Efforts are currently underway to transform Franklin Park (13th to 14th streets between I and K streets NW) into an active, flexible, sustainable and historic urban park connected to its community.Franklin Park is located in the center of DowntownDC in the heart of the District and at nearly 5 acres, it is Downtown’s largest park.
In the heart of downtown Washington, DC, the rhythm of everyday life is changing. Vibrant city streetscapes and historic buildings intertwine with modern neighborhoods. Anchoring the newest urban renewal is CityCenterDC, and rising up from this reimagined downtown mecca is the new ideal for sophisticated, modern, urban living: The Apartments at CityCenter.
Built in 1980, the Western Plaza was subsequently renamed Freedom Plaza in 1988, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. who had developed his "I have a dream speech" within close proximity to this space. Freedom Plaza remains a popular space for political protests and civic events in Washington DC.For information regarding Freedom Plaza you will need to contact the National Park Service. Please click on link for additional information: http://www.nps.gov/nama/planyourvisit/permits.htm.
Dedicated in 1991, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, which is located on the 400th block of E street NW, is a tribute to law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty.