Parkway Drive-Volleyball Courts

National Mall and Memorial Parks

The Parkway Drive Volleyball courts are located along the Potomac River, northwest of the Lincoln Memorial. The Parkway Drive Volleyball Courts are the only public courts within the memorial core, from the U.S. Capitol to the Potomac River.

The Parkway Drive Volleyball Courts are comprised of eleven volleyball courts with sand, nets and court lines. There is also a bulletin board for public information.

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Natural Features

The courts are set along the Potomac River, in the shadows of the Lincoln Memorial. The courts are interspersed with tree canopies and hedges.

Nearby Attractions

The Parkway Drive Volleyball Courts are within easy walking distance to the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Vietnam Women's Memorial and the Korean War Veterans Memorial. A running/walking trail is along its western border and across the street from three softball fields.


The Parkway Drive Volleyball Courts, offer opportunities for small group and team play, on a casual use and competitive use basis.

Changes & Cancellations

Cancellations made more than fourteen (14) days in advance will incur a $10 cancellation fee. Reservations that are cancelled less than 14 days before the arrival date will forfeit the total day-use fee.

Contact Information


National Mall & Memorial Parks-Division of Permits Management-900 Ohio Drive, SW Washington DC 20024

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 202-245-4715

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Driving Directions

The volleyball courts near the Lincoln Memorial are most easily accessed by Metrorail or bus. Visitors utilizing Metrorail should exit at the Foggy Bottom/GWU station and walk about one-half mile south to the courts Paid parking garages can be found around the downtown area outside of National Mall and Memorial Parks. Street parking is extremely limited. Parking and towing rules are strictly enforced.

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