Georgetown Waterfront Park

By DullesMoms, Jan 2023

Set along the eastern bank of the Potomac River, Georgetown Waterfront Park is part of a 225-mile chain of parks that extends from Cumberland, MD, to Mount Vernon, VA.

The park boasts unique views of beloved landmarks and natural areas, including the Key Bridge, Theodore Roosevelt Island, and the JFK Center for the Performing Arts. At this 10-acre destination with nearly 5 miles of designated pathways, you’ll also find:

Built using a 7-circuit concentric contemporary medieval design, the labyrinth is positioned at the park’s western end. It inspires calm and contemplation; kids will love the challenge of navigating to the center!

At the heart of Georgetown Waterfront Park is its iconic fountain that resembles a giant lawn sprinkler. Seasonally, kids and kids at heart are invited to cool off and splash in the water jets of varying heights. When open, the fountain is illuminated at night, making it a unique evening destination!

River Steps
To the east of the fountain, visitors will find stadium-style granite steps along the riverbank. They’re a beloved spot to take in the beauty of the river, have a picnic, and enjoy some fresh air!

Giving an even better vantage of the scenic Potomac River, the park also boasts multiple dedicated overlooks with beautiful views of Washington, DC.

Georgetown Waterfront Park is worth a dedicated visit or part of a longer visit to Georgetown, a Washington, DC, neighborhood steeped in history.

Initially established in 1751, Georgetown is lined with 18th- and 19th-century architecture and offers visitors a glimpse into the city’s colonial past. Famous landmarks include the Federal period Dumbarton House, Tudor Place, an 1816 estate, and Halcyon House, another Federal-style home built beginning in 1787 (now the headquarters of a non-profit).

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