Kenmore Park is a great place to take the kids on a sunny day. It is located on the corner of Kenmore Avenue and Mary Ball Street in Fredericksburg. The park has a basketball court, lighted and unlighted tennis courts, children’s playground equipment, a toddler play area, and a field. The playground has swings and musical instruments that children can play. Kenmore park is also called Monument Park because visitors to the park can view the Mary Washington Monument constructed for Mary Ball Washington, the mother of George Washington. It looks like a smaller version of the Washington Monument. Mary Washington was buried here in 1789 near her daughter, Betty Washington Lewis’s house, Kenmore, which is across the street from the monument. The burial site and memorial are near “Meditation Rock” where Mary Washington prayed for the country and the safety of George Washington during the American Revolution. Read more about Mary Washington and the history of the monument here.
-Nina Parrish, M.Ed.
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