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RECESS; Walk and Talk with Elements and Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy

  • Dumbarton Oaks Park Rose Garden 3041-3085 R St NW Washington, DC, 20007 United States (map)


Research shows that recess is important for kids' academic success. It is a sweet bit of time for students to relax with friends, get fresh air, run around and rest the noggin. Studies show that kids who have outdoor recess perform better in the classroom. So let's practice what is being preached. Join the Elements DC for a few hours of unique, local, adventure. We will get outside, active and grounded and send you back ready to tackle the 'to do's'.

Elements Recess will be a couple of hours in length and sprinkled throughout the year.  Be sure to subscribe so you can be in the know of an upcoming Recess. 

Join Elements and Liza Gilbert of the Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy for a guided walk and talk. Discover all the  tucked away natural and designed treasures of Dumbarton Oaks Park. Liza will share all that has been done by DOPC and the National Park Service to revive the original designs of Beatrice Farrand and why this land is considered an urban oasis for all.  

"As a “naturalistic,” but intensely designed landscape of meadows, woodlands, bulbs and wildflowers, paths and ponds, and constructed waterfalls, Dumbarton Oaks Park offers recreation as well as restorative quiet, beauty, and inspiration for Washington, DC residents and visitors from beyond."

  • Please meet at 4:15 at the Rose Garden directly across from the Jackson Arts Center on R Street in Georgetown.

  • Mileage; 2 (+/-) miles/27 acres of hilly terrain and at times rooty and rocky paths.

  • Dress for the weather



$25 (proceeds from this Elements RECESS will be donated to the Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy)