Pershing Park - Washington, DC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
N 38° 53.764 W 077° 01.964
18S E 323716 N 4307207
Quick Description: Pershing Park is near the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue. It features a beautiful fountain flowing into a pool. In the winter, the pool becomes an ice rink. There are nice benches and walkways to enjoy the park.
Location: District of Columbia, United States
Date Posted: 5/18/2011 2:03:50 PM
Waymark Code: WMBGAG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 30

Long Description:
Pershing Park is in front of the Willard Hotel and not far the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue. It is named after General John J. Pershing, who served as General of the Armies in World War I and has a memorial statue of him at one end of the park. Nearby is an attractive pavilion building. In the middle of the park is a beautiful fountain flowing into a pool. In the winter the pool freezes into an ice rink. There are nice benches and walkways to enjoy the park. At the end of the park opposite the Pershing statue is the Bex Eagle sculpture.

A history of Pershing Park can be found at Wikipedia.

Name: Pershing Park

Street Location: Pennsylvania Avenue, between 14th and 15th Street NW

Local Municipality: Washington

State/Province, etc.: District of Columbia

Country: USA

Web Site: [Web Link]

Memorial/Commemoration: General John J. Pershing

Date Established: May, 1981

Picnic Facilities: None

Recreational Facilities:
Ice Rink in the Winter when pool freezes


Monuments/Statues: General John J. Pershing

Art (murals/sculpture, etc.): Bex Eagle

Fountains: Pershing Fountain

Ponds/Lakes/Streams/Rivers/Beach: Pershing Pool (man-made)

Traditional Geocaches:
No traditional, but there is one virtual cache.


Special Events: Not listed

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