Franklin
Park

About
The Park

This 4.79 acre urban park is DowntownDC’s largest green space and recently underwent a $21 million renovation to turn it into a world-class destination operated by the DowntownDC BID.

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Years In The Making

After nearly a decade of work with partners including the U.S. National Park Service (NPS) and the District of Columbia, Franklin Park in 2021 reopened to the public. This historic federal park underwent a $21 million year-long renovation to restore and enhance the central fountain, add a Children’s Play Garden, construct a restaurant, repair and enhance walkways, landscaping, improve the tree canopy and seating and reconstruct the central plaza. The Foundation works to support the operations, maintenance and programming of this world-class park, which is operated and managed by the DowntownDC BID under a historic cooperative management agreement with NPS.