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Theodore Roosevelt Island Park
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Reviewed April 14, 2019

President Teddy Roosevelt could not have a better little island of tranquility in the midst of very busy DC area. He had the vision and grace to create parks for all of us to enjoy and this is just a simple little park to enjoy nature and great slabs of granite to replay his vision and words! Highly recommended as a simple detour from the nice bike and walk pathways in Arlington. You can jaunt across to Georgetown if you wish to take a break. Be careful as it's a long stretch before you ever find a bathroom.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 8, 2019

Roosevelt Island is a park located on an island in the Potomac River. You access the park via northbound George Washington Parkway. There is a good size parking lot, but it fills up on the weekend. We waited 10-15 minutes for a spot. Parking is free, as is admission to the park. To enter the park you walk over a footbridge. Once on the island, you can use a short path to see the statue of Theodore Roosevelt or take a path around the entire island. The perimeter path is just over a mile long. It can get muddy. All the paths are unpaved and rocky. Some have hills. There is a small restroom on the right-hand side of the island as you come over the footbridge. It didn't seem to be well maintained. It also had water fountains. There were a few benches along the boardwalk and around the statue.
There are no concessions or gift shops in the park. There are no picnic tables. Leaving the park you can only go northbound.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 11, 2019

You may find it difficult to get to the entrance. There is little more than a Stalin-like statue on a wooded island. Still, I find it a nice place to visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed March 4, 2019

Each section of this was more amazing and the way that it tells the story of his life is perfect. I am glad we had a tour guide to tell more history about this.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 23, 2019

This is a fantastic dedication to President Theodore Roosevelt! A devout conservationist this President established the National Park Service and this island is a great tribute. Close to the madness of Washington but far enough away to appreciate the peace and solace this park provides.

Date of experience: February 2019
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