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East Potomac Park

For many locals, East Potomac Park is one of the city’s best-kept secrets.

This airy peninsula just south of the Jefferson Memorial drives a grassy wedge between the Potomac River and the Washington Channel.

The park draws sports enthusiasts throughout the year. You’ll find one 18-hole and two 9-hole public golf courses, miniature golfing, and a seasonal public pool.

The scenic riverfront trail that winds around the park’s perimeter is popular with walkers, runners, bikers, and skaters. In October, it fills with competitors in the annual Marine Corps Marathon.

Every spring, the park’s Japanese cherry trees burst into clouds of pink and white.

Hains Point, at the park’s eastern edge, offers stunning views of the river, Fort McNair, and the National War College. You can watch planes takeoff and land at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, while children frolic on the sandy playground.

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“The Awakening,” a dramatic oversized statue of a prone man who appears to be clawing his way out of the sand, was moved from Hains Point to National Harbor in 2008.

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Park Fan

April 25, 2013

People looking for permits and other information for this park should try contacting the offices of the National Mall and Memorial Parks. Link: http://www.nps.gov/nama/contacts.htm

Adam

April 2, 2012

I live at waterfront SW and for years I have wanted to come over to the other side of the water... The views are gorgeous but the foot paths and sidewalks are dangerous, full of holes and in need of repair! How can this city be so pretty yet this park is forgotten?

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