55 Hampton Park Blvd
Capitol Heights, MD 20743
Phone: (301) 336-8900
Fax: (301) 336-6419
55 Hampton Park Blvd, Capitol Heights, MD, US, 20743
- Phone: (301) 336-8900
- Fax: (301) 336-6419
Early morning is the time to catch the blooming water-bound plants of this park. Run by the National Park Service, the 12-acre marshland park is often overlooked by visitors who head for better-known Washington sites. As a result, the park is an uncrowded getaway. Nature-lovers and children especially will enjoy more than 100,000 flowering plants and fauna sightings.
Freed slaves first settled this area once known as Uniontown, just after the Civil War. Today, this 1,200-acre setting, including Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens, is enjoyed by children and adults alike. The park offers a range of activities including tennis, basketball, roller-skating, an indoor pool and an ice skating rink. In addition, there is a recreation center, hiking trails and fishing and boating. Golf lovers will enjoy Langston Golf Course, an 18-hole course with a driving range.
Best known for its vast collection of azaleas, (Washington's favorite porch-flower), this 444-acre (180-hectare) garden park has much else to offer. Fountains, pools and open space separate a series of focused gardens at United States National Arboretum. The National Bonsai Collection, a gift from Japan, is a fascinating exhibit of tiny trees. Other notable sections are the aquatic garden (filled with lotuses of many varieties) and the National Herb Garden.
Be it conventions, circus or inaugural balls, the D.C. Armory is equipped to handle it all. With its state-of-the-art facilities, which includes on-call medical aid, it's no surprise that the place is happening throughout the year. Several horse, home, car, and food shows have also taken place here. So, if you're looking to hold or attend an event, look no further.
This museum is housed at the world's oldest continuously operating airport. Its fun, interactive exhibits will captivate visitors of all ages. The gallery itself is a one-eighth scale replica of the Wright brothers' hangar, where they built their first military airplane. It was here, in 1909, that Wilbur Wright trained military officers to fly. The museum's many artifacts include the Wright brothers' 1911 Wright B, a 1918 'Jenny' airplane that was once used for airmail, and a 1932 Monocoupe aircraft.
Spanning 1176 acres (476 hectares), Greenbelt Park offers a refreshing escape from the urban grind. From hiking and bicycling to horse-riding, there's lots to do for outdoor enthusiasts within the park's sylvan landscapes. Excellent camping facilities throughout the park make it an excellent place for spending the entire day in the company of nature. There's picnic areas as well. Check website for more.
This oval-shaped building has a maximum capacity of 5,200 and hosts a large variety of sporting events, concerts and trade shows. Its large space allows itself to easily covert into 3 banquet or meeting rooms for other celebrations. Check their website for a calendar of events and ticketing information.Cincinnati Playhouse In The Park
Dotting the city's waterfront is the wonderful Yards Park that opened in September 2010. A stunning example of how urban planning can play such a vital role in ensuring that city-dwellers enjoy their time in the city, this park comes replete with fountains, jogging tracks, biking trails, waterside lawns, shopping spots, cafes, bars and more. A special platform has been constructed to host outdoor events like concerts, community get-togethers, dog shows and festivals.
Departs Annapolis Harbor. Daily cruises, sightseeing, and sportfishing charters. Also offers boat rentals, instruction, bed-n-boat, and vacation packages.
Shipley Field is a fantastic baseball park located at the University Of Maryland in College Park. Right in the heart of the campus, this magnificent ballpark has a capacity of around 2500 and the pitch has a fabulous surface. The atmosphere at the stadium can get electric when cheering fans peg their favorite college teams on. Equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, night games can be played here as well with the installment of flood lights at the ground.
The Maryland Terrapins touch base here at the foothills of the University campus. The stadium was named after Dr. H.C. Byrd, a multi-sport athlete, football coach, and university president. Since 1950, these Maryland sports grounds have undergone multiple renovations, largely to accommodate more spectators.
The gorgeous U.S. Botanic Garden conservatory presents botanical variety from the desert to the tropics along a series of calm and gently meandering paths. A particular waterfall and garden display the flora of the dinosaur age. Seasonal displays include Christmas greens and poinsettias in December and January, chrysanthemums in autumn and blooming flowers at Easter. A new part of the United States Botanic Garden (USBG), the National Garden, was opened in October 2006 and includes the carefully-designed Butterfly Garden. Admission to all parts of the USBG is free.