“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of being and ideal grace…”
– Elizabeth Barrett Browning
This Valentine’s Day, show your love for parks!
Write us a letter, sing us a song..
Tell us all about a park you love. How did you fall in love?
How do you show your love for a park?
And how does a park help you show your love?
Send us your poems and love letters to your park…or tell us about when you fell in love in a park on Facebook @WashingtonParks&People, Twitter @ and Instagram @washingtonparksandpeople with #thinkoutside #parksandpeople #loveyourparks
Washington Parks & People celebrates all the ways our communities and our parks need & support each other. In February, DC’s Random Acts of Kindness month, be kind to your parks – say hello, lend a hand, make a friend. And as we honor our community park heroes during this month of Black History, we invite you to visit one of DC’s parks named for those who loved our city so deeply and broadly. Here are ten to start with:
10 Lesser Known Parks Across DC to Celebrate Black History Month & Valentine’s Day
- Anderson Cottage, Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home (where Lincoln drafted the Emancipation Proclamation)