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Anacostia Park- With over 1,200 acres, Anacostia Park is one of Washington, D.C.'s largest and most important recreation areas.
Fort Dupont Park- A "park for all seasons" describes the 376 rolling wooded acres that make up one of the largest parks in all of Washington.
Fort Washington Park- Fort Washington lies across the Potomac from Mount Vernon and was initially constructed in 1814 to protect Washington, D.C.
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site- From 1877 to 1895, this was the home of Frederick Douglass, the Nation's leading 19th-century African American spokesman.
Greenbelt Park- Just 12 miles from Washington, D.C., this woodland park offers urban dwellers access to many forms of outdoor recreation, including camping all year.
Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site- This is the headquarters of the National Council of Negro Women established by Mary McLeod Bethune in 1935. It commemorates Bethune's leadership in the black women's rights movements from 1943 to 1949.
Piscataway Park- The tranquil view from Mount Vernon of the Maryland shore of the Potomac is preserved as a pilot project in the use of easements to protect parklands from obtrusive urban expansion.
Sewall-Belmont House National Historic Site- Rebuilt after fire damage from the War of 1812, this red brick house is one of the oldest on Capitol Hill. It has been the National Woman's Party headquarters since 1929.

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Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens
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Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens
Description - National Capital Parks-East offers a wide array of historic, natural, and recreational areas of that are a part of Washington, D.C. and its eastern environs. The park includes 12 major park areas at 98 locations. Significant resources are as diverse as statuary, historic sites and buildings, recreation areas, parkways, archeological sites, tidal and non-tidal wetlands, meadows, and forests; and encompass over 8,000 acres.

Attractions - National Capital Parks-East was established to provide the guidance and support essential to effective management of the natural, cultural, and recreational resources within its boundaries in a manner keeping with the spirit and mission of the National Park Service and with the enabling legislation and other legal and practical requirements of each park area.

Recreation - National Capital Parks-East includes Anacostia Park, Baltimore-Washington Parkway, Capitol Hill Parks, Fort Dupont Park, Fort Washington Park, Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, Greenbelt Park, Harmony Hall, Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens, Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site, Oxon Cove Park & Oxon Hill Farm, Piscataway Park, Sewall-Belmont House National Historic Site, and Suitland Parkway.

Climate - Washington, D.C. experiences four distinct seasons. Winters can be bitterly cold or pleasantly mild while summers can be miserably hot and humid or agreeably warm. The average January temperature is 37 degrees F (3 degrees C). The average July temperature is 78 degrees F (26 degrees C). Spring and fall are pleasant times of the year to visit the area, temperatures are mild with low humidity.

Location - NCP-East includes 12 major park areas at 98 locations extending north to Ann Arundel County at the northern end of the Baltimore / Washington Parkway, through Prince George County, and southeast to the southern part of Piscataway Park in Charles County, Maryland.

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National Capital Parks-East, 1900 Anacostia Drive, SE , Washington, DC, 20020-6722, Phone: 202-690-5185, Fax: 202-690-0862
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