Josiah Henson Special Park 11420 Old Georgetown Rd, N Bethesda, MD20852 Josiah Henson Special Park is located on the old Isaac Riley Farm in North Bethesda. The site is historically relevant…More due to the fact that it is where the Reverend Josiah Henson lived and worked as a slave from 1795 to 1830. This park is a historic resource of the town because Henson's 1849 autobiography inspired Harriet Beecher Stowe's landmark novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin. The park offers special events throughout the year, including guided tours of the park, historical tours, and spoken work poetry events among others. Call for more information about the park or read online about the historical significance of the site.
Ken-Gar Palisades Park is a large facility that features basketball courts (lit up until 11pm), soccer and baseball…More fields, a tennis court, swingset and an excercise complex that was donated as a gift from Kaiser Permanente in 1987.
Above the free parking lot sits the Josiah Henson House. Use of the indoor facilities is limited to permit holders only. Behind the building is a playground for young children that sits just above a bike path. This path leads into Kensington and connects with the extensive Rock Creek Trail.