Named Lincoln Square in honor of the martyred President in 1867, this park was once home to Lincoln General Hospital, the largest military hospital for injured Union soldiers during the Civil War. Throughout the 1960s Lincoln Park served as the site of numerous civil rights rallies. Today, this park is a well-loved neighborhood amenity. It’s a destination for its memorial significance and often, as simply a flourishing open green space amidst the hustle and bustle of Capitol Hill.
At the highest natural point in D.C., Fort Reno was once the largest Civil War fort defending Washington. Watching over River Road and Rockville Pike, its missionary could rain down fire on Arlington and far into Bethesda. In the following centuries, this space transitioned from a neighborhood to a thriving green space with more than 150 trees.