About this Sacred Place

In the aftermath of September 11, 2001, the Memorial Tree Groves Project was envisioned as a way to pay lasting tribute to the tragic events of that day. A collaboration between GreenSpaces for DC, the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation, and the US Forest Service, Langdon Park was designated as the official Washington, D.C. Ward 5 park by a city-wide team of stakeholders and community members.

This park includes a community recreation center, amphitheater, playgrounds, tennis and basketball courts, and a picnic area. This park supports the community as they heal from both the trauma of the 9/11 attacks, as well as a tragic even that took place in the area a number of years prior to the creation of the Sacred Place. Today, the park is frequented by children and families, neighbors, and those passing through looking for a comfortable, lively, and welcoming place to enjoy the outdoors.