From leisurely strolls around Rock Creek Park to savoring the last bite of international cuisine, The Parks offers a range of experiences for all to enjoy.

Shopping & Dining

Smartly designed for growth and a promising future, The Parks is an evolving community with a dynamic mix of uses including a social hub, a shopping destination, and a center of creativity and innovation.

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Dog Park

Situated between The Great Lawn and Arts Plaza sits the 10,000 square foot dog park with dedicated sections for both small and large dogs. The park features agility equipment along with convenient water fountains designed for both canines and their human companions.

The great lawn

A spacious and historic 6-acre park on campus, The Great Lawn is host to a variety of activities, including jazz concerts, fitness classes, movie screenings, and more.

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Kids play on a playground


The playground combines nature-inspired elements with ADA accessibility and boasts slides, a berm and tunnel, a spacious sand play area, shaded benches, and various exciting climbing equipment — open to the public every day of the week.

on-campus partners

The vibrant neighborhood surrounding The Parks boasts a harmonious blend of essential amenities including top-notch healthcare facilities, esteemed educational institutions, and exceptional senior and veteran living options.


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    DC International School

    DC International School is the only IB-for-all, advanced language public school in the District of Columbia. We serve a diverse student body of middle and high school students at the Parks on Walter Reed. DCI realizes its mission of creating global citizens through advanced language learning, student agency, and the International Baccalaureate curriculum.

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    Primrose School at The Parks DC

    With purposeful play and nurturing guidance from teachers, our Balanced Learning approach inspires children to think in more ways: with creativity, compassion and resourcefulness. This time-tested approach instills a love of learning and discovery that helps your child develop and excel for years.

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    Howard University

    Our community of more than 12,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students represents 53 states and territories, and 53 nations.

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    Children’s National
    (Research & Innovation Campus)

    On a nearly 12-acre portion of the former, historic Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Northwest Washington, D.C., Children’s National has combined its strengths with those of public and private partners, including industry, universities, federal agencies, start-up companies and academic medical centers. Together, we have created an ecosystem that nurtures innovation from discovery to commercialization.

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    Howard University Hospital Center

    Over the course of its 145-year history of providing the finest primary, secondary and tertiary health care services, Howard University Hospital, a Level 1 Trauma Center, has become one of the most comprehensive health care facilities in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

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Seniors and Veterans housing

  • Abrams Hall Senior Living Apartments
    (14 Middle)

    Enjoy an authentic community and an invigorating senior living experience at The Parks in the historic Abrams Hall. Surrounded by a thriving social community, an activated central plaza, and lush parks and nature, these residences offer a dynamic lifestyle in the heart of DC.

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    Abrams Assisted Living
    (14 North)

    With views of the Great Lawn and surrounded by nature, Abrams Assisted Living is a 100% Medicaid assisted living community for seniors 62 and over who need housing and assistance with daily care activities. Abrams Assisted Living offers 54 fully furnished private studio apartments along with many services and amenities to ensure seniors have a comfortable and dignified living environment.

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  • Veteran Housing
    (14 South)

    14 South is HELP USA-owned permanent, supportive housing for previously homeless U.S. veterans. The former military building consists of 77 studio apartments designed to offer stable and secure housing to those who have served our country.

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The Parks is an authentically grounded, genuinely welcoming community where innovation, creativity, and culture have room to grow.