Franklin Square Park

Park and Plaza · Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown
950 13th St. NW (I St. NW), Washington, D.C. 20005, United States
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    • 7:00 AM–6:00 PM
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  • Mon–Wed
    • 7:00 AM–3:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 7:00 AM–7:00 PM

Based on 90 votes

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    Eddie M.
    "Sauca truck is great!"(2 Tips)
    DC Preservation League
    "1832 installed pipes to carry water to the White House and Executive"(2 Tips)
    Missy S.
    "Watch out for the squirrels."(2 Tips)
    Zach M.
    "Cajunator food truck for lunch... shrimp PO boy was amazing"(5 Tips)
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  • white house
  • natural spring
  • squirrels
  • spacious
  • food trucks
  • shrimp po boy
  • books
  • lunch
  • park
  • benches
  • hangout spot
  • meats
  • Mike S.

    Food trucks!

    Mike Santore · 2 weeks ago
  • Cara

    Enjoy DC's ugliest park, which seems to have never recovered from Occupy DC.

    Cara · September 1
  • May ..

    Great place to grab a seat, read a book or munch on your lunch. There's plenty of park benches and lawn space to sit but NEVER feed the pigeons or they'll chase you for the rest of your lunch

    May . · June 20
  • Matt S.

    Try the food trucks during weekday lunch.

    Matt Silverman · March 25
  • Ron J.

    14k restaurant happy hour everyday 4 to 9

    Ron Johnson · September 27, 2014
  • Shontise C.

    It was great.. We blessed God for allowing us to go out in the community and do his work to bless other's..

    Shontise Clarke · March 15, 2014
  • Shontise C.

    It was great.. we blessed God for this day which he had made for us to be

    Shontise Clarke · March 15, 2014
  • Washington Post

    Franklin stands as one of the largest downtown plots to remain open space since mapped by L’Enfant in 1791. Natural springs here once supplied water to the White House. New dev plans are in the works. Read more

    Washington Post · September 26, 2013
  • Christine C.

    Also a much better option for getting up to Columbia Heights vs. Green line any day: quicker, faster, cheaper.

    Christine Clark · September 13, 2013
  • Christine C.

    There's always a great lunchtime scene. There's no reason not to picnic every weekday, weather permitting.

    Christine Clark · September 13, 2013
  • Ryan M.

    Birds shitting everywhere

    Ryan Martini · August 21, 2013
  • Jerry L.

    The rats are very friendly!

    Jerry Lee · June 21, 2013
  • Missy S.

    Watch out for the squirrels. They have devil eyes and will steal your lunch if given the opportunity. They have no fear.

    Missy Sernatinger · June 20, 2013
  • - B.

    Frequent food truck stop for weekday lunches; at McPherson Metro Station; major bus transfer point. Park is often covered with litter; would be pleasant if not for trash.

    - Bossi · February 1, 2013
  • Bernard Poblador

    Watch out for the turdburglars at night

    Bernard Poblador · October 18, 2012
  • Evan C.

    Post Hunt with blondes without borders

    Evan Carlson · June 3, 2012
  • Kevin

    Watching the Nam Knights go by with Respect and Honor.

    Kevin · May 26, 2012
  • Zach M.

    Cajunator food truck for lunch... shrimp PO boy was amazing

    Zach Martell · March 15, 2012
  • John David

    This park would be so nice if it wasn't full of trash and crazy people.

    John David · December 3, 2011
  • DaPantie R.

    A lot of homeless people come here.. will ask for money regularly..

    DaPantie Raider · November 27, 2011
  • Basic B.

    Great hangout spot during your lunch break...grab a bench and enjoy. Read more

    Basic Black · September 21, 2011
  • Hallie

    A lot of homeless people frequent this particular park.

    Hallie · July 28, 2011
  • Jimi W.

    Don't walk through the park at night unless you want to see people performing auto-fellatio.

    Jimi Wes · July 18, 2011
  • Shantee Haynes R.

    Lovely reading spot! Lots of shade...

    Shantee Haynes REALTOR® · July 13, 2011
  • Ben F.

    Across 13th Street is the historic Franklin School, scene of Alexander Graham Bell's first wireless message, sent over a beam of light to a building at 1325 L Street, June 3, 1880. Read more

    Ben Fortney · July 6, 2011
  • Thompson Hotels

    Donovan House concierge Clay recommends coming here for the food trucks. His top three: Sauca, Lobster Truck, and SOL Mexican Grill.

    Thompson Hotels · June 14, 2011
  • DC Preservation League

    Originally a city block, Franklin Square was the site of several natural springs, and the government purchased the property and by 1832 installed pipes to carry water to the White House and Executive

    DC Preservation League · March 9, 2011
  • shaun q.

    Squirrel nation

    shaun quigley · February 9, 2011
  • Ben F.

    Be wary of the water fountains, I've seen them used as a washing machine.

    Ben Fortney · August 26, 2010
  • Deborah W.

    Starbucks located in hamilton hotel on 14th just past k st

    Deborah Walmer Basembe · July 20, 2010
  • Eddie M.

    Sauca truck is great! Try Pork Bah Mi flatbread.

    Eddie Martin · June 3, 2010
  • shaun q.

    Sauca truck every Friday for lunch

    shaun quigley · April 23, 2010
  • Dmitry M.

    Круто круто!!!

    Dmitry M. · November 29, 2013

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