Freedom Park, Arlington

Freedom Park, Arlington

Freedom Park is a two block long elevated linear park in the Rosslyn section of Arlington. It was built on an elevated concrete structure originally constructed for use as an automobile overpass, and as such, rises above and over the surrounding streets.

The park was founded in 1996 as a joint-venture with the Newseum and Freedom Forum Journalists Memorial, both operated by the Freedom Forum, and was dedicated to the spirit of freedom and the struggle to preserve it. In 2008 the Newseum moved to a new location in the District of Columbia, upon which time Monday Properties took over operations of the park, and most of the original exhibits were removed. Today the park is used primarily by residents and workers of Rosslyn as a quiet escape from the busy city below.

Opening hours: Monday – Sunday: 30 minutes before sunrise - 30 minutes after sunset

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Sight Name: Freedom Park
Sight Location: Arlington, USA
Sight Type: Other
Guide(s) containing this sight: Daily Life in Downtown Arlington  

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