George Washington Memorial Parkway - McLean, VA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 38° 57.856 W 077° 10.444
18S E 311639 N 4315059
Quick Description: One of the only roads that serve as a national park. The above coordinates are for the western terminus of the GW parkway, at I-495 in McLean, Virginia where the photos were taken. The eastern terminus is Mt. Vernon.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 12/21/2018 1:08:09 PM
Waymark Code: WMZQBF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
Views: 4

Long Description:
Taken from Wikipedia, "The George Washington Memorial Parkway, colloquially the G.W. Parkway, is a 25-mile-long (40 km) parkway that runs along the south bank of the Potomac River from Mount Vernon, Virginia, northwest to McLean, Virginia, and is maintained by the National Park Service (NPS). It is located almost entirely within Virginia, except for a short portion of the parkway northwest of the Arlington Memorial Bridge that passes over Columbia Island within the District of Columbia.

The parkway is separated into two sections joined by Washington Street (State Route 400) in Alexandria. A third section, which is the Clara Barton Parkway, runs on the opposite side of the Potomac River in the District of Columbia and suburban Montgomery County, Maryland. A fourth section was originally proposed for Fort Washington, Maryland, but never built. The parkway has been designated an All-American Road.

Virginia's official state designation for the parkway is State Route 90005."
State/States the Park is located...: Virginia / Washington, DC

Park Designation: Parkway

Website From the National Parks Service Page of this Waymark...: [Web Link]

Are pictures included?: yes

Times the Visitors Center (or Park) is Open....: Not listed

Months the Visitors Center/Park is open...: Not listed

SECONDARY website.: Not listed

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