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“Waste of Time.”
Review of Meridian Hill Park

Meridian Hill Park
Ranked #149 of 437 things to do in Washington DC
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Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

First of all, there are literally 4 designated parking spaces, and local residents were using them as their own permanent parking spaces. The second day we tried to go, we finally took a chance and parked in a permit only resident spot. I’m glad we didn’t get a ticket, because what we found was a run-down, graffiti-tagged, littered dog park. Such a sad shame. This is the first National Park I’ve ever felt was a waste of my vacation time. The fountains you see in the old photos don’t work. There is no water anywhere. Trash covers the grounds and all of the grass has been worn away by dogs. It also stinks from dog waste.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Sarah M
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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

We visited during the fall, and while the park was still beautiful with colorful leaves and rich with history, the fountains were off and pools were dry.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank bneverha
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Not sure what we were expecting as we were going off a 2007 National Park stamp, but what we found was a remnant if it’s former glory. Arriving at dusk we found a fountain system in disrepair and it had been for some time. Poorly lit the park was well used by surrounding residents but lacked little evidence of its glorious past. View of downtown has been obscured for many years by an uninteresting block of flats. Little parking so unless you have a particular interest would not bother. Such a shame....

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank leannes927
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

This park is such a hidden gem. In the warmer months, this park is amazing - green everywhere - grass and trees, the cascading fountain is just beautiful. People hanging out, walking their dogs, reading on a bench, running, having a picnic. I love to walk through here or go for a run. So when I was back in DC after moving overseas, this was one of the places on the top of my list to visit. And it never disappoints. Not a lot of tourists here, mostly locals. People of all ages just enjoying a lovely city park.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Timmi002
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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Today we visited the park. It is family and pet friendly. You can pitch a hammock, bring a picnic, ride your bike, lay out and read a book, or people watch. We had the pleasure of listening to live Cuban music from the community. Local musicians had a live mash out session, they brought bongos, saxophones, and drums. It was organic and amazing to watch. My son played football with other kids and bought delicious cucumber and mint water from a 7yr old entrepreneur girl. All in all it was a great day.

Note. It's great to go on Sunday because there is free parking on the street. If not parking might be hard during the week.

Date of experience: July 2017
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