The National Park Service has mounted officers in Federal parks in three locations – D.C., New York City, and San Francisco. The unit in D.C. recently got a brand-new home, just south of the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool. You can usually find horses grazing in the yard:
The horses can enjoy a view of the Lincoln Memorial from their yard:
There’s room for 14 horses in the new barn, along with medical facilities and an environment designed to keep the horses healthy. There’s a visitor center in the barn, open Thursdays through Sundays, with a small exhibit.
You can often see Park Police and volunteers caring for the horses in the yard:
Horses in use
The Park Police first established a mounted unit in 1934. The highly-trained horses and officers provide crowd control at demonstrations and events, and are also a friendly greeting for tourists and a favorite of children.