The view from Mount Vernon will continue to be protected thanks to the
Accokeek Foundation’s efforts to develop a public-private partnership to
create Piscataway Park. Piscataway Park, part of the National Park Service,
was established in 1961 as a pilot project in the use of easements to
protect park lands from obtrusive urban expansion. Today, Piscataway Park
covers approximately 5,000 acres and stretches for six miles from
Piscataway Creek to Marshall Hall on the Potomac River.