Blog Post By Meghan Adams

Patriotic Parks

Not a fan of fighting the thousands of people on the National Mall to get a spot to view the fireworks on the 4th of July?

Well lucky for you, the City of Trees has plenty of other parks where you can enjoy the night breeze and those famous D.C.  fireworks, without clambering over people to claim your spot.

The fireworks are launched on the 4th at 9:09 p.m. from the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, so anywhere around the National Mall will give you a great view. But here are a few other great spots to view them!

Thomas Jefferson Memorial
Nothing like a view of the fireworks reflected in the Tidal Basin.

Hains Point on East Potomac Park
A very secluded spot right where the Anacostia River, Potomac River, and Washington Channel all meet, the fireworks reach above the trees of the East Potomac Park.

West Potomac Park
You can play a game of baseball while you wait for the sun to go down and the show to begin, or wander through the Franklin Roosevelt and Martin Luther King Jr. memorials in this open park area.

Iwo Jima Memorial
Located in Arlington National Cemetery, this somber memorial spot is located almost directly across the river from the Lincoln Reflecting Pool, giving you a unique and meaningful view of the celebration.

Gravelly Point
At this park, located right next to Reagan National Airport, you have a clear view of the fireworks in front of you along with planes taking off and landing right above you. It might be wise to bring earplugs along with you, especially if you’re bringing younger kids.

Help us to keep these and all other D.C. parks covered with tree canopy throughout the hot summer months by taking our 25 to Stay Alive Watering Pledge!

Get Updates

Get Updates