Past Event

Shepherd Park Garden Tour

May 5, 2-5 pm Add to Calendar

Explore the Great Lawn at The Parks at Walter Reed for a refreshing experience in a natural setting as part of the Shepherd Park Garden Tour. An annual event, the garden tour takes plant-lovers through the gorgeous back yards and open spaces throughout Shepherd Park. 

Date: May 5, 2-5 pm

Details: More information is available here

Art & Relaxation at The Parks

While you’re here, view three colorful murals throughout the lawn. Can you find them all? Look for a 16-foot caterpillar by Juan Pineda; a butterfly by Mas Paz; and a Painted Bunting bird by Jeff Huntington, aka Jahru; all three pieces by local artists. The Parks events team installed these during the pandemic to support artists while encouraging socially distanced fun. Come back over the summer for $5 yoga classes, world-class jazz concerts, happy hours, and more – plus the roses will be in bloom over the summer! 

The Great Lawn at The Parks at Walter Reed is a 6-acre historically protected greenspace in the center of the redevelopment of the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center. The Great Lawn is open to the public and all are welcome to enjoy the Rose Garden, the gazebo bandstand, and the Lawn, just like the streets and sidewalks throughout The Parks. In 2023, a new public space opened, the Marketplace Plaza, which fronts Georgia Avenue near JINYA Ramen Bar and Whole Foods Market. Both the Great Lawn and Marketplace Plaza offer spots for public picnicking and a bit of quiet in the midst of the city, as well as hosting dozens of free community events each year. Tag @TheParksDC as you explore, and view the full summer/fall events schedule, a history timeline, and retail announcements at