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Directions

Join us for programs and events at either one of our locations:

    Josephine Butler Parks Center Riverside Center
    2437 15th Street NW 5200 Foote Street, NE
    Washington, DC 20009 Washington, DC 20019
    Phone: 202-GO-2-PARK (202-462-7275)         Phone: 202-398-PARK (202-398-7275)
    Fax: 202-234-3342 Fax: 202-398-7275
    Email: info@washingtonparks.net Email: info@washingtonparks.net


Directions to The Josephine Butler Parks Center

The most scenic way to get to the Parks Center is to walk through Meridian Hill/Malcolm X Park.
For other modes of transportation, see below.

Bus
The S1, S2, and S4 Metrobus lines stop one block away at 16th and Euclid while the 52, 53, and 54 Metrobus Lines stop one block to the east at 14th and Euclid. The 90 and 42 Metrobus lines stop three blocks away in Adams-Morgan.

Metro - Green Line: The Parks Center is located four blocks southwest of the Columbia Heights Metrorail Station (Green Line) and six blocks northwest of the U Street Metrorail Station (Green Line).  Check out the Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authorty website for detailed directions from the Metro.

Columbia Heights Metro
Green Line
Walking from the metro:
1. Exit the metro by going up the South Bound 14th Street escalator
2. Turn 180 degrees and see 14th Street
3. Turn right on 14th Street, go several blocks (approximately 5) to Euclid Street
4. Turn right on Euclid, walk two blocks until 15th Street
5. Turn left on 15th Street and walk for about half a block
6. The Parks Center is just past Euclid Street, on the left.
7. It's a large building painted a beautiful golden color, just across from Meridian Hill Park.

Red Line: The Parks Center is located eight long blocks east of the Woodley Park/ Adams Morgan Metrorail Station (Red Line) and about ten blocks (up New Hampshire Avenue) from the Dupont Circle Metrorail Station (Red Line).

Driving: Check out www.mapquest.com for road directions.

Car -
Please note that 15th St. is one-way heading north (uphill). If you are coming from the north, go down 16th to Florida and make two left turns onto 15th (wrapping around the park).

Driving Directions From Downtown:
1. Take 15th Street north
2. Meridian Hill Park will be to your left
3. The Josephine Butler Parks Center is just at the crest of the hill, to the right. It is an old embassy building painted a brilliant gold.

Driving Direction From Points North:
1. Take 16th Street south
2. Meridian Hill Park will be to your left
3. Make a left on W Street
4. Make your first left on 15th Street
5. The Josephine Butler Parks Center is just at the crest of the hill, to the right. It is an old embassy building painted a brilliant gold.

Directions to the Riverside Center

Walking and Metro-
Orange Line: The Minnesota Avenue Metrorail Station is located next to the Ladybird section of Marvin Gaye Park. Walking to the Riverside Center from the Metro should take about 20-30 minutes and we recommend walking in groups.

Cross Minnesota Avenue and turn left to head north along Minnesota to Hunt Place, where you turn right, next to Miss Charlotte’s Crab Cakes. Walk in 1 block and go right up the steps at 42nd and Hunt, (far right hand side). Turn left at the top of the stairs and walk along the path past the Hayes cul de sac on the right all the way to Gault. Turn left onto Gault and walk 2 ½ blocks to 46th Street. Make a right and enter nature trail. Stay on the trail as it winds through the nature sanctuary and past the Lederer Environmental Center. At 49th St, the path ends, walk along Nannie Helen Burroughs for 2 blocks and the path re-emerges on your right. Follow it another 2-3 blocks to Division Avenue and Foote St. Our building is on the Foote Street cul de sac at Heritage Park -- the second building on the left side of Foote after crossing Division -- #5200.

Or turn left onto Minnesota Avenue and walk down several blocks to Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue (Wendy’s on far right corner). Walk down ¾ mile and turn right onto Division Avenue (Strand Theatre and BP gas station.) Walk one block and turn left onto Foote St. Our building is on the corner of Foote and Division Ave. This route is more direct but longer and not so pretty.

Bus and Metro -
Take the U8 bus towards Capitol Heights. This will take you up Nannie Helen Burroughs Ave for about ¾ of a mile to the third traffic light, at Division Avenue (corner of Division and Nannie Helen Burroughs, next to the Strand Theater and BP gas station), where you will get off of the bus, turn right and walk one block to Foote Street, where you tun left. From Minnesota Ave the whole bus process will take about 15 to 20 minutes. Remember to get a Metro bus transfer so the bus fare will be just $.25.

Car -
Check out www.mapquest.com for road directions. There is ample parking on the street at Foote St and Division Avenue.

Driving Directions from Josephine Butler Parks Center (2437 15th St, NW):
1. Go south on 14th Street to U St
2. Turn LEFT on U St and go STRAIGHT. At 7th Street, U Street becomes Florida Avenue (again). Cross over North Capitol Street; pass Gallaudet University on your left.
3. Florida Avenue turns right at H Street/Benning Road. Turn LEFT at the first light onto H Street/Benning Road.
4. Go through the stoplight and continue along Benning Road, past the Langston Golf Course and Kingman Island, across the Anacostia River.
5. Cross a medium sized bridge and swing into the left lane. Turn LEFT at the first light onto Minnesota Ave. 6. Take Minnesota Ave approximately ½ mile, passing the Minnesota Avenue Metro station on your left, to Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue and turn RIGHT (Wendy’s is on the far corner.)
7. Take Burroughs for approx ¾ mile to Division Ave (third light on Burroughs) and turn RIGHT. At the corner of Division and Nannie Helen Burroughs is the Strand Theatre and BP gas station.
8. Turn right onto DIVISION AVE, and 5200 Foote St is one block down. Turn left at the corner of Division and Foote St and park in the cul de sac. Our building is on the corner of Division Avenue and Foote St, NE with the entrance on Foote Street -- #5200.

Driving Directions from points south:
1. Take 295 N towards DC
2. Take the BURROUGHS AVE exit towards MINNESOTA AVE
3. Turn right onto NANNIE HELEN BURROUGHS AVE NE. (Wendy’s is on the far corner.)
4. Go straight on BURROUGHS for about 3/4 mile to DIVISION AVE. At the corner of Division and Nannie Helen Burroughs are the Strand Theatre and a BP gas station.
5. Turn right onto DIVISION AVE, and 5200 Foote St is one block down. Turn left at the corner of Division and Foote St and park in the cul de sac. Our building is on the corner of Division Avenue and Foote St, NE with the entrance on Foote Street -- #5200.

Driving Directions from Baltimore and points north:
1. Take 295 S towards DC
2. Take the BURROUGHS AVE exit towards MINNESOTA AVE. When you come off the exit you will come to an intersection of stop signs. To your right is Kenilworth Park.
3. Turn left under the overpass onto NANNIE HELEN BURROUGHS AVE NE.
4. Go straight on BURROUGHS for about 3/4 mile to DIVISION AVE. At the corner of Division and Nannie Helen Burroughs are the Strand Theatre and a BP gas station.
5. Turn right onto DIVISION AVE, and 5200 Foote St is one block down. Turn left at the corner of Division and Foote St and park in the cul de sac. Our building is on the corner of Division Avenue and Foote St, NE with the entrance on Foote St.

Driving Directions from the Eastern Shore and points east:
1. Take US-50 west
2. Take the MD-201 S exit towards I-295/Kenilworth Ave.
3. Merge onto 295 S
4. Take the BURROUGHS AVE exit towards MINNESOTA AVE
5. Turn Left onto NANNIE HELEN BURROUGHS AVE. NE.
6. Go straight on BURROUGHS for about 3/4 mile to DIVISION AVE. At the corner of Division and Nannie Helen Burroughs are the Strand Theatre and a BP gas station.
7. Turn right onto DIVISION AVE, and 5200 Foote St is one block down. Turn left at the corner of Division and Foote St and park in the cul de sac. Our building is on the corner of Division Avenue and Foote St, NE with the entrance on Foote St.

If you have any problems such as getting turned around or arriving later than expected, please contact us at the Riverside Center at 202/398-7275.

You may also use the Contact Us page of this website to send us a message.