Lincoln Park (Washington, D.C.)

E Capitol St SE
Washington DC  20003

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Lincoln Park is an urban park located in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The largest Capitol Hill Park, Pierre L'Enfant included it in his original 1791 plan for the District of Columbia, intending it for public use. L'Enfant planned it to be the point from which all distances in North America would be measured, although it was not ultimately utilized for this purpose. It was known historically as Lincoln Square.Situated one mile directly east of the United States Capitol, Lincoln Park is maintained by the National Park Service. The park is bounded by 11th Street NE and SE on the west, 13th Street NE and SE on the east, East Capitol Street NE on the North, and East Capitol Street SE on the south. It is four blocks northeast of Eastern Market, Washington, D.C.The eastern end of the park includes two separate, enclosed play areas for young children. The grassy perimeter and central turf area are popular with neighborhood dogs and their owners.HistoryLincoln Park was initially used as a dump. During the Civil War, it was the site of Lincoln Hospital and was among the places visited by Walt Whitman, who was visiting injured soldiers. In 1867, Congress authorized the grounds to be called Lincoln Square as a memorial to the former president; it was the first public site to bear his name.

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Mary McLeod Bethune Birthday Celebration

Mary McLeod Bethune Birthday Celebration
09:30 am - 07/08/2017

At Lincoln Park (Washington, D.C.)

Join the National Park Service and friends at Lincoln Park on Saturday, July 8, 2017, to commemorate the 142nd anniversary of the birth of Mary McLeod Bethune! Junior...

Easter Eggstravaganza!

Easter Eggstravaganza!
12:00 pm - 04/15/2017

At Lincoln Park (Washington, D.C.)

The Easter Eggstravaganza is coming! Hop in on this FREE community Easter egg hunt, where kids can collect as many candy-filled eggs as they can find. Enjoy getting...

Park Inventory: Lincoln Park

Park Inventory: Lincoln Park
10:00 am - 08/06/2016

At Lincoln Park (Washington, D.C.)

It might surprise you to know there is no current record of the trees in our parks. But you can help change that! Come join Casey Trees and DDOT's Urban Forestry...

The 141st Anniversary of the Birth of Mary McLeod Bethune

The 141st Anniversary of the Birth of Mary McLeod Bethune
09:30 am - 07/09/2016

At Lincoln Park (Washington, D.C.)

Come celebrate Mary McLeod Bethune's 141st birthday at Lincoln Park this Saturday, July 9, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.! Join us throughout the day for free events:...

FIT4MOM Capitol Hill + sweetgreen Run Club

FIT4MOM Capitol Hill + sweetgreen Run Club
11:30 am - 02/27/2016

At Lincoln Park (Washington, D.C.)

To celebrate sweetgreen's new mobile ordering app, Fit4Mom Capitol Hill + sweetgreen are partnering in an effort to get families moving and thinking healthy! We...

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