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Theodore Roosevelt Island Park

George Washington Memorial Parkway, Arlington, VA 22211
+1 703-289-2500
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Theodore Roosevelt Island is an 88.5 acre island in the Potomac River. It is maintained as a National Park and has various walking trails
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“potomac river” (37 reviews)
“walking trails” (13 reviews)
“kennedy center” (16 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
George Washington Memorial Parkway, Arlington, VA 22211
+1 703-289-2500
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Reviewed 28 December 2015

it is a nice walk. monument of Roosevelt is huge and the fountains when they are working, I am sure are beautiful

Thank Brent D
Reviewed 25 December 2015

Roaming the trails of this 70-acre island, and walking of jogging on the long boardwalk over the swamp on the north side, you'd hardly know you were a stone's throw from the nation's capital (apart from the reminder of planes following the takeoff or landing...More

2  Thank MJGfromVa
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Great place to walk through on your spare time. Go when the weather is nice. The island at the end of the Mount Vernon trail does have wildlife and may be rugged in some spots.

Thank pierrejm6
Reviewed 11 December 2015

Many folks cannot believe an island of this size has not been developed and has been left as a wildlife sanctuary - but what an excellent honor President Theodore Roosevelt. The island can be reached via the George Washington Memorial Parkway and usually has free...More

1  Thank 349Charles25
Reviewed 27 November 2015

This is a good place for an easy hike along the Potomac River. There are lots of well-maintained trails through a nice mature forest and some wetlands. There isn't a lot of parking and it's on the flight path to the airport so there are...More

1  Thank Andy M
Reviewed 25 November 2015

Easy to get to by car, with convenient free parking, or by foot from Georgetown over the Key Bridge or from the Metro station in Rosslyn, this island has been preserved as a perfect slice of nature. The walk on the paths and boardwalk through...More

2  Thank Anthony-Susan
Reviewed 21 November 2015

This place is an oasis in the middle of city craziness... A beautiful foot bridge connects the parking lot to this island. Trails encircle and traverse this beautiful island. There is plenty of flora and fauna to see, smell, and photograph on a lovely hike....More

2  Thank Heather R
Reviewed 16 November 2015

This monument to one of true strong leaders is a wonderful walk any days of the week. If you like to run its a great running trail.

Thank Jhonesnaps60
Reviewed 11 November 2015

Roosevelt Island is a great place to easily access nature, even though it is in between the Roosevelt bridge between Arlington and DC. You have to be traveling on the GW parkway toward Tyson's to get there. Great for dogs, water lilies, easy hike around...More

Thank arlingt0n
Reviewed 8 November 2015

I really liked this island. Located between Arlington and D.C. it somehow seems like it is a hidden gem. There are absolutely amazing running trails - if I lived closer by I would use them every day. I also liked the Theodore R. monuments. Again,...More

Thank Willem K
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Chrys B
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Response from Carter H | Reviewed this property |
"Dogs are permitted on Theodore Roosevelt Island if they are wearing a leash no longer than 6 feet and the owner is holding the leash at all times."
Haley B
20 April 2016|
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Response from Eva C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there's free parking right at the entrance, which is right off the George Washington Parkway (North bound).