Lafayette Square, Washington DC

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  • October 2, 2017
    Is the square which is located on the north face of the White House. Well cared for, has beautiful carvings and is passing for who gets on the subway by the Orange, blue and gray in order to visit the White House.
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  • September 30, 2017
    Located across from the White House on the other side of Pennsylvania Avenue--which is closed to traffic, this is a spot for protesters and site-seeing. Much of the park is currently fenced off for re...  more »
  • September 14, 2017
    The city's historic square in front of the White House and at the side of the original White House is not fully accessible for safety reasons. Behind it stands the st Paul's Presbyterian Church. The Church of Presidents.
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  • May 1, 2017
    Good park for a quick walk. It's not quiet due to protesters at the white house .
  • February 15, 2017
    I've been visiting Lafayette Park (LP) since I moved to Hampton Roads five years ago. I can't believe I've never reviewed LP--in fact, no one has reviewed it. It is located on Granby Street, next to the Virginia Zoo (when you turn into the zoo entrance, you will see the park on the left). There is an additional entrance by Broadway Street and Lavallette Avenue. Here is some info: LP is a large park (32.3-acres), including lots of green space with grassy fields, old beautiful trees, and nice shade which is a plus during the hot summer sun. In addition, they have picnic tables, a baseball field, tennis courts, and basketball courts. There are three picnic shelters, which can be reserved. Finally, LP has a fairly large playground with a mix of old and new equipment. They have the usual swings and slides, as well as some interesting innovative items; it lets the kids use their creative minds. The playground is meant for kids from toddlers to tweens. LP isn't the cleanest park, but I have never been inside the restrooms--I will have to check them out next time. I have heard that sometimes the homeless population can be seen at LP during the early morning and evening; I have never seen any during the day. However, my boys always have fun playing at LP, and we have enjoyed this park after a visit to the zoo.
  • March 4, 2017
    The best view of the white house here and the best statue of Andrew Jackson (wonder how long it will stay there, (political correctness may invade)? Many other statues in the park as well. Lafayet and others I didn't know. So much traffic that there is very little grass.
  • March 15, 2017
    Beautiful square nice walkable or joggable place to be at feesh air its a must in d.c
  • February 18, 2017
    I love to see the protestors. There is usually a different group every other day.

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