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Theodore Roosevelt Island

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Theodore Roosevelt Island is located in the Potomac River in Washington, D.C. The land is generally maintained as a natural park, with various trails and a memorial plaza featuring a statue of Roosevelt. No cars or bicycles are permitted on the island, which is reached by a footbridge from Arlington, Virginia, on the western bank of the Potomac.

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https://www.nps.gov/this/index.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodore_Roosevelt_Island Theodore Roosevelt Island is located in the Potomac River in Washington, D.C. The land is generally maintained as a natural park, with various trails and a memorial plaza featuring a statue of Roosevelt. No cars or bicycles are permitted on the island, which is reached by a footbridge from Arlington, Virginia, on the western bank of the Potomac. In the 1930s, landscape architects transformed Mason’s Island from neglected, overgrown farmland into Theodore Roosevelt Island, a memorial to America’s 26th president. They conceived a “real forest” designed to mimic the natural forest that once covered the island. Today miles of trails through wooded uplands and swampy bottomlands honor the legacy of a great outdoorsman and conservationist. By Car: accessible from the northbound lanes of the George Washington Memorial Parkway, after Roosevelt Bridge, exit sign, turn right into the parking lot. Please note: park in a designated parking space, US Park Police regularly tickets drivers who park on the grass. By Metro: exit Rosslyn Metro station, walk toward Key Bridge, take short connecting trail downhill from the downstream side of the bridge, across the parkway, and into the parking lot for the island. By Bike: Mount Vernon Trail north end Staute of Theodore Roosevelt A bronze statue of Theodore Roosevelt standing and pointing. Theodore Roosevelt memorial plaza on Theodore Roosevelt Island. Theodore Roosevelt Island Trail woodland trail in the shadow of tall trees Hike the trails around the island Ranger answers Question Three people with Park Ranger at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial. National Park Service Ranger discussing Theodore Roosevelt with visitors at his memorial. Across Theodore Roosevelt Island Memorial Plaza long stone plaza with statue of Theodore Roosevelt at end surround by the shadows of tall trees Enjoy a hidden gem, an island oasis, in the busy Washington, D.C region. Trail on Theodore Roosevelt Island three people walking on wooden boardwalk under trees Hike the trails throughout Theodore Roosevelt Island for a grand adventure. Sense of Wilderness: New Perspectives on Theodore Roosevelt Island Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. designed the memorial landscape of Theodore Roosevelt Island to evoke a sense of wilderness. In this wooded sanctuary, located on the Potomac River between the cities of Washington, DC and Rosslyn, Virginia, the park hosts multi-sensory nature walks that invite blind, visually impaired, and sighted visitors to explore the landscape through touch, sound, smell, and taste. A blue sky is reflected in a marshy areas of calm water, surrounded by bright green trees. Origin of the Teddy Bear One of the world's most well-loved bears is part of the history surrounding President Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt. Teddy Bear The Bull Moose in Winter: Theodore Roosevelt and World War I Roosevelt believed America should prepare for war. President Wilson wanted to keep America out of it. Theodore Roosevelt, seated National Park Getaway: Theodore Roosevelt Island Amid the hustle and bustle of the nation's capital is a peaceful island of nature dedicated to the 26th president of the United States. Statue of Theodore Roosevelt Memorials for the Future Memorials for the Future, is a competition that aims to rethink the way we develop and experience memorials in Washington, D.C. Memorials for the Future Logo Herbert Hoover's National Parks Herbert Hoover is not thought of as one of our better presidents, but he made lasting contributions in the national parks he established. 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