National Mall and Memorial Parks – Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

National Mall and Memorial Parks

Officially established in 1965, National Mall & Memorial Parks contains some of the oldest protected park lands in the National Park Service. The sites of NMMP are cherished symbols of our nation, known worldwide and depicted on everything from currency to the nightly news.

Map of the National MallLocated in the core of the nation’s capital, NMMP administers, interprets, maintains and preserves the Washington Monument, the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials, Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Pennsylvania Avenue from the Capitol to the White House, the National Mall, East and West Potomac Parks, Constitution Gardens, 60 statues, and numerous other historic sites, memorials, and parklands. NMMP is responsible for significant maintenance and preservation support for the White House as well as the U.S. Navy Memorial.

Location: The National Mall and Memorial Parks are located in Washington, DC. FDR Memorial is located on West Basin Drive.

  • Field Studies available: Talkin’ Trash, Watershed Watchdogs,
  • Habitat: River/stream bank
  • Terrain: The Potomac River shore near the Roosevelt Memorial is an old crumbling seawall that has very recently been shored up by the addition of rip-rap. Despite the rip-rap, the water is easily accessible.
  • Suitable for the disabled
  • Facilities: Restrooms nearby

For more information on the National Mall and Memorial Parks, including directions, visitor information and hours of operation, visit their official website: