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.
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Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens
- 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.
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.