West Potomac Park

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September 30th, 2007

West Potomac Park, Washington, DC


West Potomac Park is a U.S. national park in Washington, D.C., adjacent to the National Mall. It includes the parkland that extends south of the Reflecting Pool, from the Lincoln Memorial to the grounds of the Washington Monument. The park is the site of many national landmarks, including the Korean War Veterans Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, and the surrounding land on the shore of the Tidal Basin, an artificial inlet of the Potomac River created in the 19th century that links the Potomac with the northern end of the Washington Channel. The West Potomac Park is administered by the National Park Service.  The park is known for being lined with Cherry trees which blossom in spring and Weeping Willow trees as seen below.  It's a good place to play Frisbee, walk your dog, go for a jog or bicycle or even stroll as well as visit the monuments and memorials.


Left to Right: 1) Potomac River/park and Weeping Willow Tree 2) another view of the park

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