National Mall and Memorial Parks
Map showing the location of National Mall and Memorial Parks
LocationWashington, D.C., United States
Coordinates38°53′24″N 77°1′22″W / 38.89000°N 77.02278°W / 38.89000; -77.02278Coordinates: 38°53′24″N 77°1′22″W / 38.89000°N 77.02278°W / 38.89000; -77.02278[1]
Area6,546.92 acres (26.4944 km2)
6,482.78 acres (26.23 km2) federal, (includes National Capital Parks-East)
Visitors29,721,005 (in 2013)[2]
Governing bodyNational Park Service

National Mall and Memorial Parks (formerly known as National Capital Parks-Central) is an administrative unit of the National Park Service (NPS) encompassing many national memorials and other areas in Washington, D.C. Federally owned and administered parks in the capital area date back to 1790, some of the oldest in the United States. In 1933, they were transferred to the control of the National Park Service. These parks were known as the National Capital Parks from their inception until 1965. The NPS now operates multiple park groupings in the D.C. area, including National Capital Parks-East, Rock Creek Park, President's Park, and George Washington Memorial Parkway. National Mall and Memorial Parks also provides technical assistance for the United States Navy Memorial.[3][4]

List of parks, memorials and monuments

Official units administered

Other squares, circles, triangles, memorials, and parks



  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: National Mall
  2. ^ "City Park Facts Report" (PDF). The Trust for Public Land. February 2014. p. 30. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
  3. ^ "The National Parks: Index 2012-2016" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  4. ^ "National Park Service Index Addendum (2016-2017)" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  5. ^ Also a part of Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site and Park
  6. ^ Within Pershing Park
  7. ^ "Reservation List: The Parks of the National Park System, Washington, DC" (PDF). National Park Service; Land Resources Program Center; National Capital Region. Retrieved 1 May 2016.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i Within Pennsylvania Avenue National National Historic Site and Park
  9. ^ a b Existing park transferred in 1933
  10. ^ US Navy with technical assistance from the National Park Service"