Meridian Hill Park

sights / Parks & gardens

Meridian Hill Park information

Washington, DC , USA
Address
Extras btwn 15th, 16th, Euclid & W Sts NW
Getting there
metro U St-Cardozo
More information
www.nps.gov/mehi
Opening hours
sunrise-sunset
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Lonely Planet review

This is an incredible bit of green space that gets short shrift in the list of America's great urban parks. What makes the park special is the way it emphasizes its distinctive geography. Lying on the fall line between the upland Piedmont Plateau and flat Atlantic Coastal Plain, the grounds are terraced like a hanging garden replete with waterfalls, sandstone terraces and assorted embellishments that feel almost Tuscan. Many locals still call this Malcolm X Park.