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Getting to Theodore Roosevelt Island Park

Occupying nearly 90 acres in the middle of the Potomac River in Washington D.C., the Theodore Roosevelt Island Park is conveniently accessible by public and private transportation within the nation's capital district. Anyone driving from Washington D.C. has to get across the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Bridge and then take the exit northbound onto George Washington Memorial Parkway. After driving north for about a mile on the parkway, there are exits that lead into the parking lot of the Theodore Roosevelt Island Park.

Visitors must park their vehicles in the lot and then walk the footbridge that leads to the island park. The parking lot is located in Rosslyn, Virginia, a community situated on the west side of the Potomac River. Drivers coming from the Arlington area must also take George Washington Memorial Parkway northward and look for the same parking lot.

Tourists from outside the Washington D.C. area will have to find their way onto Interstate-495, a beltway highway that encircles the nations' capital and the Arlington area. I-495 connects with I-95, a major interstate highway that stretches for almost 2,000 miles between southern Florida and northern Maine. I-95 leads directly to major northeastern cities such as Philadelphia, New York City, and Boston.

Anyone driving from Baltimore, Maryland can take the Baltimore-Washington Parkway southbound, merge onto I-695 and I-395 in Washington D.C., and then look for signs leading to George Washington Memorial Parkway. The journey between Maryland's largest city and Theodore Roosevelt Island Park is about 45 miles.

The Rosslyn Metro Station is within a short walking distance from Theodore Roosevelt Island Park. This station is served by the Blue Line and Orange Line of the Washington Metro system. Both of these rapid transit rail lines can be used to navigate all of Washington D.C. and parts of Arlington. From the Rosslyn Metro Station, passengers have to walk north toward the short Key Bridge and follow signs and pedestrian paths that lead to the parking lot of Theodore Roosevelt Island Park.

Since Theodore Roosevelt Island Park is located only minutes away from Washington D.C., visitors can always take a quick taxi ride from the nation's capital to the island park.