Constitution Gardens

Constitution Gardens The Trust for the National Mall is the official non-profit partner of the National Park Service dedicated to restoring and improving the National Mall. Learn more at www.nationalmall.org!

Trust for the National Mall
10/13/2015

Trust for the National Mall

Great news! Phase I of our restoration of Constitution Gardens recently received preliminary and final site and building plan approval from the National Capital Planning Commission.

Check out the project: nationalmall.org/ConstitutionGardens

Trust for the National Mall
10/06/2015

Trust for the National Mall

#TriviaTuesday Notice something missing? There was supposed to be a pavilion and restaurant built here -- do you know when that was?

As part of our rehabilitation of Constitution Gardens, this empty space will be the home to a sustainably-built pavilion with a restaurant and more! Check it out: nationalmall.org/constitutiongardens

Trust for the National Mall
03/04/2015

Trust for the National Mall

"This is an ambitious plan... Constitution Gardens may be a heavy lift. But it’s the next stage in a conversation about preserving not just America’s secular temples, but the ground on which they stand."

via Washington Post: http://wapo.st/1wIcXlT

Trust for the National Mall
03/02/2015

Trust for the National Mall

"Welcome to the National Mall, 500 acres in Washington, D.C., that half of all Americans will visit in their lifetimes. In history books and the mind’s eye, this is hallowed ground, a place for national celebration and political protest. The reality isn’t so grand."

http://bit.ly/1wEvgYZ

Trust for the National Mall
10/23/2014

Trust for the National Mall

The plans for Constitution Gardens "will energize the daily, seasonal, and yearly activities that already occur on the site through a variety of cultural and social uses,” says Robert M. Rogers, founding partner of Rogers Partners. “Our goal is to create a high performing, more robust, more accommodating public realm."

READ MORE: http://bit.ly/1uF31BY

10/15/2014
Restoring Constitution Gardens

Restoring Constitution Gardens

If you visit Constitution Gardens today, you’ll find dead fish floating atop stagnant ponds, flooded and cracked sidewalks — impassable to our visitors in wh...

Trust for the National Mall
09/18/2014

Trust for the National Mall

A great Associated Press article on our work to restore Constitution Gardens. Learn more about this exciting project here: http://ow.ly/BER8c

Trust for the National Mall
08/18/2014

Trust for the National Mall

#FactFriday Did you know the Trust is bringing to life exciting visions for a more sustainable, accessible, and functional National Mall?

Learn more: http://bit.ly/futuremall

This #FactFriday we bring you a special Trust for the National Mall infographic!In a few short years the Trust has compl...
02/07/2014

This #FactFriday we bring you a special Trust for the National Mall infographic!

In a few short years the Trust has completed projects across America’s Front Yard, and continues to make the National Mall more sustainable, functional, and beautiful for generations to come.

Join the Campaign for the National Mall and become a part of American history. Sign Up Today. http://bit.ly/TNMSignUp

Trust for the National Mall
01/23/2014

Trust for the National Mall

“Constitution Gardens long has been a focal point of the National Mall, in Washington, D.C., but it also long has suffered from lack of proper maintenance. An ambitious campaign mounted by the Trust for the National Mall aims to revitalize the Gardens.”

Read the full National Parks Traveler story on our Constitution Gardens project here: http://bit.ly/1dP8AL6

Exciting news!
01/15/2014

Exciting news!

Today we're proud to announce that the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation has awarded a $3 million grant to the Campaign for the National Mall in support of our Constitution Gardens restoration project. Read more: http://bit.ly/SDBFGift

Trust for the National Mall
01/15/2014

Trust for the National Mall

#TriviaTuesday When was "Signers Island," the Memorial to the 56 Signers of the Declaration of Independence located in Constitution Gardens, dedicated?

HINT: To find the answer, you might have to use our interactive map and timeline! http://bit.ly/NMallMap

Trust for the National Mall
11/26/2013

Trust for the National Mall

#TriviaTuesday: Can you guess where on the National Mall this photo was taken? Hint: You can find the memorial to the 56 Signers of the Declaration of Independence here.

Once you figure it out, CLICK to learn more about how the Trust for the National Mall is reimagining this space: http://bit.ly/18BMS9Z

Here's to the re-opening of our national parks and to the more than 25 million people who visit the National Mall each y...
10/17/2013

Here's to the re-opening of our national parks and to the more than 25 million people who visit the National Mall each year.

Constitution Gardens is just one of the many parts of the #NationalMall that needs your help!
07/15/2013

Constitution Gardens is just one of the many parts of the #NationalMall that needs your help!

The #NationalMall is home to the events that unite us as a nation, such as last week's Fourth of July fireworks commemorating our independence. But as America's most visited national park, it has been "loved to death." Learn how you can help restore, improve, and preserve the National Mall by visiting www.NationalMall.org and SHARING our page!

Help the Trust spread the word about our efforts to restore Constitution Gardens by SHARING this post and LIKING Trust f...
06/13/2013

Help the Trust spread the word about our efforts to restore Constitution Gardens by SHARING this post and LIKING Trust for the National Mall!

This is what Constitution Gardens looks like now, but with your help and support we can make it a beautiful public space once again.

Check out www.nationalmall.org to learn more about the Trust's work and SHARE to help us restore, revitalize and preserve the National Mall, home to the enduring symbols of our democracy, for present and future generations.

Fact Friday: The land that is now Constitution Gardens was originally submerged beneath the Potomac River. Learn more ab...
05/17/2013
Constitution Gardens | Trust For The National Mall

Fact Friday: The land that is now Constitution Gardens was originally submerged beneath the Potomac River. Learn more about how the park was created: http://ow.ly/l5GU8

Constitution Gardens is the land between the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial bound by Constitution Avenue to the north and the Reflecting...

Inauguration map | Trust For The National Mall
01/19/2013
Inauguration map | Trust For The National Mall

Inauguration map | Trust For The National Mall

Download our Inauguration Day guide and help us restore the grounds where 750,000 people will be standing by making a donation to the Trust for the National Mall. Help us leave the National Mall better than we found it.

Constitution Gardens's cover photo
01/17/2013

Constitution Gardens's cover photo

Unique photo of sleeping geese in Constitution Gardens.
01/09/2013
Sleeping Geese, Constitution Gardens DC

Unique photo of sleeping geese in Constitution Gardens.

This image is composed of 7 exposures merged in Photomatix Pro and post processed using Topaz plug-ins in CS6.

Fact Friday: The land that is now Constitution Gardens was home to temporary Navy offices during WWI. The offices stayed...
01/04/2013
Constitution Gardens | Trust For The National Mall

Fact Friday: The land that is now Constitution Gardens was home to temporary Navy offices during WWI. The offices stayed there until 1970, and the 52-acre park was dedicated in 1976.

Constitution Gardens is the land between the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial bound by Constitution Avenue to the north and the Reflecting...

Fact Friday: During World War I, the land which later became Constitution Gardens was home to temporary Navy offices, wh...
11/16/2012
Constitution Gardens | Trust For The National Mall

Fact Friday: During World War I, the land which later became Constitution Gardens was home to temporary Navy offices, which remained there until 1970.

Constitution Gardens is the land between the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial bound by Constitution Avenue to the north and the Reflecting...

"Constitution Gardens is easy to miss if you are heading to the Mall’s bigger and better-known monuments and memorials. ...
11/08/2012
Constitution Gardens in Washington, DC on washingtonpost.com

"Constitution Gardens is easy to miss if you are heading to the Mall’s bigger and better-known monuments and memorials. But this little island holds a subtly beautiful shrine to the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence."

Have you visited Constitution Gardens lately?

Constitution Gardens in Washington, DC from washingtonpost.com's Going Out Guide, specializing in places to go

Bell-ringing set for Constitution Gardens on Columbus Day.
10/02/2012
Bell-Ringing Set for Constitution Gardens

Bell-ringing set for Constitution Gardens on Columbus Day.

A bell-ringing in honor of Columbus Day will be held on Monday, Oct. 8 at noon at Constitution Gardens, located at the corner of Wilson Boulevard...

"Fischer, with about 65 other third- through fifth-graders from the school, spent Monday morning at Constitution Gardens...
09/25/2012
Students get constitutional lesson at Constitution Gardens

"Fischer, with about 65 other third- through fifth-graders from the school, spent Monday morning at Constitution Gardens, where they played games, made crafts and sang patriotic songs. The activities coincided with the anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution in 1787 in Philadelphia."

Ten-year-old Kylie Fischer was arrested for a crime she didn’t commit — and loved it. But she’s no juvenile delinquent. The mock arrest was part...

Fact Friday: September 17th - 23rd is Constitution Week, enacted by Pres. Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956 and officially de...
09/21/2012
Constitution Week - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Fact Friday: September 17th - 23rd is Constitution Week, enacted by Pres. Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956 and officially declared by Pres. George W. Bush in 2002, to promote education about the Constitution.

Constitution Weekis anAmericanobservance to commemorate the adoption of theUnited States Constitution. The observance runs annually from September...

09/07/2012

Fact Friday: In Constitution Gardens, the memorial to the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence was dedicated on the small island in the lake on July 2, 1984.

“It’s not working. Either people don’t know how to get here or it looks like it’s under construction. From afar, it just...
08/02/2012
Architect Leading Transformation of the National Mall

“It’s not working. Either people don’t know how to get here or it looks like it’s under construction. From afar, it just looks like a place where ducks go,” says Teresa Durkin, the award-winning landscape architect hired to help the Trust for the National Mall restore the Mall and put into action the design competition plans to beautify and improve Constitution Gardens. Read more from Washingtonian magazine.

One of the first things I noticed when I met Teresa Durkin was the stench drifting from the amoeba-shaped lake behind us. “What is that we’re...

These ducklings heading for the water in Constitution Gardens are too cute!
07/23/2012
Mallard Ducklings in Constitution Gardens

These ducklings heading for the water in Constitution Gardens are too cute!

Brood of Mallard ducklings (Anas platyrhynchos) heading for the lake in Constitution Gardens, Washington, DC.

06/08/2012

#FactFriday: Original designs for Constitution Gardens circa 1966 included plans for an amusement park, a tea garden, children's garden, auditorium & restaurant. It was going to be modeled after Copenhagen's Tivoli Gardens.

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