Playground @ Washington Monument State Park - Boonsboro, MD
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
N 39° 29.889 W 077° 37.475
18S E 274319 N 4375348
Quick Description: In a large, open green space is a small playground, a distraction for the non-history minded young people that come to this historic, NRHP site.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 8/12/2011 6:30:17 PM
Waymark Code: WMC9J3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lord Elwood
Views: 7

Long Description:

Typical green and tan, pre-fabricated playground in two sections with the usual sliding boards, crawly areas, climbing apparatus and a non-traditional monkey bar area. The park is state run. Parking is available @ N 39° 29.935 W 77° 37.423.

The park is off of Route 40/National Highway on the way to Antietam. A winding road, one way, wraps around the park, bringing you back to the entrance where you first come in. There is a nice visitor center/museum. There were a multitude of wayside markers, interpretives and historical markers at the Route 40 entrance and at the park as well as at the memorial. There are also picnic benches and of course the small playground in the large clearing.

From the State website: Located atop South Mountain, Washington Monument State Park is named for the first completed monument dedicated to the memory of George Washington. The Washington Monument is a rugged stone tower that was initially erected by the citizens of Boonsboro in 1827. SOURCE

Bird watching is a big deal here as a few of the interpretives teach visitors about the indigenous avian species one can find here. The Appalachian Trail is even a bigger deal, it cuts right through the park. Most of the Washington Monument’s hiking trail is part of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. Visitors are welcome to hike the A.T from Maine to Georgia or for just a few miles. Those planning an overnight backpack outing can park at Washington Monument State Park for a few days. The Appalachian Trail is a footpath only. Mountain bikers can use the trails at Greenbrier State Park.

P.S. Bring your dog, it is allowed.

Park Entrance: N 39° 29.090 W 077° 37.214

Hours of Operation: From: 8:00 AM To: 8:00 PM

Seasonal?: yes

Restrooms Available: yes

Recommended for travelers?: yes

Business?: no

Entrance Fee: 3.00 (listed in local currency)

Playground Owned/Managed By:
State of Maryland

Playground Web Page: [Web Link]

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