Semper Fidelis Memorial Park - Triangle VA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme
N 38° 32.653 W 077° 20.533
18S E 295875 N 4268800
Quick Description: A park with a mile of walkways, overlooks, monuments, rally points, commemorates the men and women of the USMC.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 4/22/2011 3:45:41 PM
Waymark Code: WMB9CY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 6

Long Description:
Semper Fidelis Memorial Park overlooks the National Museum of the Marine Corps at the Marine Corps Heritage Center in Triangle, Virginia, near Quantico MCB. The 23-acre park has a series of paths, overlooks, commemorative benches, rally points, and monuments erected in honor of various Marine Corps units and organizations. A dedication ceremony was held on April 14, 2011 to officially open the park.

There is over a mile of walkways lined with memorial bricks and monuments that thread through a woodsy setting. The bricks which run along the edges are designed in the manner of the 'blood stripes' on a Marine's trousers.

Benches, many of them dedicated to groups or individuals, and rally points provide places to rest and reflect.

The Crucible section which leads to the Taylor Overlook, traces the journey of a Marine. A winding path leads to the Semper Fidelis Memorial Chapel and a reflection area with fountains.

The memorial walkway connects with the Old Kings Road which has been lined with gravel and is handicap-accessible. The Old Kings Road trail continues into neighboring Locust Park.

The main entrance to Semper Fi Park is a portal through a 'bunker wall' on the outside of the museum. Another entrance directly off the parking lot is located at:

  • N 38° 32.664' W 77° 20.440'
The park is open daily (except for Christmas) from 9 AM - 5 PM. There is no admission to any of the facilities.

Name: Semper Fidelis Memorial Park

Street Location: Jefferson Davis Highway, Rt. 1, Triangle

Local Municipality: Marine Corps Heritage Center

State/Province, etc.: VA

Country: USA

Web Site: [Web Link]

Memorial/Commemoration: U. S. Marine Corps

Date Established: 4/14/2011

Picnic Facilities: Rally points, benches

Recreational Facilities:
Trails (nearby children's playground and fitness trail)


Monuments/Statues: Monuments, memorials, plaques

Art (murals/sculpture, etc.): Lt. Gen. Lejeune, Fallen Warrior, BAR On The Beach

Fountains: Reflection Area

Ponds/Lakes/Streams/Rivers/Beach: Small pond

Special Events: http://www.marineheritage.org/MCHFevents.asp

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