National Mall and Memorial Parks – Hains Point
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.
Located 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. Hains Point is located in East Potomac Park.
- Field Studies available: Talkin’ Trash, Watershed Watchdogs,
- Habitat: River/stream bank
- Terrain: The Potomac River at Haines Point is retained by a seawall. The level of the river fluctuates with the tides. The seawall is not very high so even at low tide the water is within reach. Higher than average tides wash over the seawall frequently. There is an amazing amount of trash deposited on the shore when this happens.
- 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: http://www.nps.gov/nacc/