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Nice park I'd never seen before

Went for only one reason. I read in the Washington Post about the statue of Joan of Arc here which... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2018
Chinapjs
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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We visited during the fall, and while the park was still beautiful with colorful leaves and rich... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2017
bneverha
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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

I have been living in DC for the past 5 years plus and I hear people who have been here for years and doesn't know Meridian Hill Park ,,,, What???? it's beautiful place in summer to visit on Sundays the free style music and dances around , If you happen to be a Photographer please visit Meridian Hill park on Sunday to take amazing picture of the event,,,

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank simretus
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

While DC boasts a fair amount of green spaces like Rock Creek Park, there is no giant park like Central Park in NY or El Retiro in Madrid. However, Meridian Hill park, while on the small side, does offer a lovely place to chill on summer day, lie on the grass, sit on a bench, have a picnic, read a book, play with kids/pets, etc. I even saw the the coach of DC United, Ben Olson, hanging out with his family there. In summer every Sunday, there's a very audible drum circle at one end of the park. There is also a well-kept public restroom (on a nice day there's a line of about a 5-10 minute wait). If you're driving, it can be a bit of a challenge to find a parking spot nearby, so that's always a consideration. In any event, this is one of my favorite places in the city to decompress.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank asiganamadrid
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Reviewed 28 November 2016

I'm a local and hesitate to share this terrific spot, but hear of too many visitors (and locals!) who don't know about it. It is a great green space for a break from the DC traffic. It has a stunning cascading fountain -- supposedly the longest in North America (sadly it was out of operation much of 2016, but has since been repaired). There are also cool statues (Joan of Arc, Buchanan, and others) hidden throughout the park and plenty of green space or benches to read, sun bathe, or picnic.

But the best "part" of Meridian Hill Park is the Sunday Drum circle. It goes on year round, although is at its best Spring through Fall (basically when the weather is nice). There aren't hours but it generally goes from about 1pm until dark. It brings out people from all over DC who enjoy the drummers -- an informal collective that can be 10 or 100 people depending on the day -- while picnicking, relaxing on the lawn or playing sports. If you want a unique, off-the-beaten path, authentic DC experience, this is it.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank MissEinDC
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

We went here to see the Pres. James Buchanan memorial. It is in the Meridian Hill park. This is a nice quiet park in the neighborhood. The memorial is on 1 see. There is a very nice cascadING fountain and fall here. Unfortunately, the pool in the park is full of trash and scummy water. Still, it is worth a look and a walk. NOh your normal tourist stop.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank tnreb
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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

When you are in Washington DC and you want to sit in a green huge space for walking or playing this is a beautiful place. I noticed that the water is missing in the park though there's a place suited to this major beauty, but in general the place is beautiful and you should give it a try

Date of experience: August 2016
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