About Theodore Roosevelt Island
Theodore Roosevelt Island is accessible only from the northbound lanes of the George Washington Memorial Parkway. The entrance to the parking lot is located just north of the Roosevelt Bridge.
Southbound traffic: take Theodore Roosevelt Bridge to Constitution Ave. Take a right on 23rd St. and cross Memorial Bridge. Once on the bridge, bear right to return to the G.W. Parkway.
First To Review: Rebalyn R.
Jun 28, 2010
Seeing that Theodore Roosevelt was responsible for establishing national parks in the United States, I think this is the perfect setting to honor the 26th President of the United States. As part of the memorial, there are tablets of select Roosevelt works: "Only those are fit to live who do not fear to die: and none are fit to die who have shrunk from the joy of life and the duty of life." (The Great Adventure, 1918)
Truly, the others are worthy reading as well. However, you will have to visit the memorial and read those for yourself.
Oct 9, 2009
Maybe it's just because I love Teddy, but I love this park. If you want to get away from the urban world go to this island. This almost untouched island is serene and tranquil, with only foot traffic (not even bicycles are allowed). Take a walk through the woods and swamps to experience what this area of the country was like before it was paved over. The middle of the island has a memorial plaza dedicated to the past president, complete with fountains and a huge statue of the president.