Stanton Park seen from the west

The Intersections of History: Five Parks that Changed Washington

April 11, 2022
On Monday April 11 at 7:30 pm Vince Vaise, chief of visitor services, National Park Service Capital Parks-East, explored the 230-year history of five key Capitol Hill Parks.

The evolution of our nation’s capital, both physically and socially, can be seen through the history of five Capitol Hill parks, whose individual histories intersect with Washington's evolution. The parks are among the first pieces of land reserved by the federal government for public enjoyment. More than landmarks, they are touchstones to some of the most important people and events in American history. They served an important role in the Civil Rights movement, shaped the communities that surround them, and provide aesthetic value.

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