County: Alexandria City
Nearest City: Alexandria
GPS Coordinates: 38.811127, -77.039241
Directions: From DC over Arlington Memorial Bridge:
Parking Capacity: 40
Restrooms are available.
This site is suitable for children under seven.
This site is suitable for the elderly.
This site is suitable for the disabled.
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Please park at the end of Madison street. There is ample parking available around the park. Parking is free on Sundays.
This site is open to the public
RSVP is Required
Maximum Volunteers: 50
Following the orders from the governors of Maryland and Virginia and the CDC, we will be following safe social distancing practices at our river cleanup events. We are extending the registration time for our cleanups to be one hour long, starting 30 minutes before the scheduled event start time to prevent overcrowding. We will be taking steps to minimize contact at the registration table.
Be a part of the tradition! The Ward 8 Woods Conservancy has been hosting Shepherd Parkway Community Clean-Ups's every second Saturday of the month since 2011!
Discover the beauty of one of DC's most overlooked parkland while helping to undo decades of littering, dumping, and unchecked growth of invasive plants.
Fort Stanton Park was created in 1926 to preserve the hilltops where the Union army constructed Fort Stanton and Battery Rickets to defend the Nation’s Capital during the Civil War. The remains of their earthworks and ditches can still be seen in the woods.
Its more than 150 acres of woods include two stream valleys, stands of towering poplar trees, commanding views hilltop views across the city, and small rock outcroppings.
?Sadly, years of littering and dumping have polluted the landscape. Invasive plant such as kudzu, bittersweet, Asian wisteria, and Japanese knotweed have destroyed whole areas of forest and threaten others.
Join the Ward 8 Woods Conservancy in acting to save this special place before it is too late.