Nationals Park: A Close Community in the City
Posted on July 15, 2016

As a child, going to baseball games is one of the most exciting and glorious things to do in the summer. Going to a Nationals’ baseball game as an adult makes you feel like you have once again become a kid.

When you enter the Nationals Park, you see a sea of bright, electrifying red, and are greeted by friendly staff. Even though the park is located in the heart of the city, you feel a sense of a close-knit community.

Fun for All

Occasionally, Nationals Park will hold a Ladies Night, which Charm City Concierge had the pleasure of attending as part of our Charm School program*.

There was music, food, massages, and a free drink! This event allows women to relax and socialize before the main event. It added an aspect of community, even before entering the stadium!

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The family friendly atmosphere of the Nationals Park is something to be admired. Not only are the seats easy to access due to the close proximity to the multiple entrances, but the park also has exciting perks for kids such as the President’s Race: a comical event where former presidents run around the bases.

Following every Sunday home game, children ages 4 to 12 have the opportunity to run the bases of the field. They also host several youth clinics and support Washington DC Public Library’s summer reading program.

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The Park also honors active military and veterans through many different avenues. They offer them discounted tickets, visits with the players, and they even have a “Patriotic Series” presented by SAIC where on-field programs occur and honor those who dedicate their lives to protecting our country.

Food and Drink

Nats Charm School 2Nationals Park offers a wide variety of good eats: perfect for children and adults.

There are options for everyone, for example: a pretzel from Hometown Pretzels, Crab Cakes from Chesapeake Crab Company, a Gyro from Mike Isabella’s Kapnos at the Park, or a hot dog with a kick from Haute Dogs and Fries. The list goes on!

For the kids and the kids at heart, there are multiple Dippin’ Dots locations and a unique place to get ice cream called Babka Ice Cream Sandwich On Rye.

Not only are there many restaurants, there are also many stands where you can grab a beer or a cider; this creates a very short wait go get a drink!


Nationals Park is the first to become a “green” ballpark; its conserving plumbing fixtures reduce water consumption by 30 percent! The park also began its community support as it was being built. Many of the building materials were resourced locally, which supports the local economy.

Parking and Transportation

If you plan to go to Nationals Park, plan to take the metro, bus, or taxi. While some parking is available, it can be difficult and costly to find a spot. The park is located within extremely close proximity to the Green Line’s Navy Yard station and fifteen minutes from the Capitol South station which includes the Orange, Blue, and Sliver Lines.

Nationals Park has something to offer everyone: children, veterans, women, and even people who are environmentally conscious. A visit to the park, for a game, tour, or other event, is one of the best activities that you can do during the summer. Contact your concierge to learn more and purchase tickets!

*Charm School is a fun and educational program used to keep our concierge teams informed of the newest venues, latest trends, and upcoming events.

Post by: Madison H.