National Mall and Memorial Parks (formerly known as National Capital Parks-Central ) is an administrative unit of the National Park Service (NPS) encompassing many national memorials and other areas in Washington, D.C. Federally owned and administered parks in the capital area date back to 1790, some of the oldest in the United States . In 1933, they were transferred to the control of the National Park Service. These parks were known as the National Capital Parks from their inception until 1965. The NPS now operates multiple park groupings in the D.C. area, including National Capital Parks-East , Rock Creek Park , President's Park , and George Washington Memorial Parkway . National Mall and Memorial Parks also provides technical assistance for the United States Navy Memorial . [7] [8]

List of parks, memorials and monuments

Official units administered

Other squares, circles, triangles, memorials, and parks