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Malcolm X Park (Meridian Hill Park)


Category: Cruisy park Submitted: May 25 2001 (Edited 08/15/19)
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3.61/5 based on 18 votes. The median rating is 4.
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Address: along 16th Street between W Street and Euclid Streets NW
City: Washington
State: District of Columbia
ZIP/Postal Code: 20009
Country: United States of America


GPS Approximate Latitude & Longitude: 38.921,-77.0358
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FurBubba


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Total Reviews: 285

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Posted Mar 08 2024:
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The man accused of and indicted for pepper-spraying cruisers here over a period of several years has obtained another delay of his trial to August, 2024.


Washington Blade, February 27 2024: Trial for man charged with assaulting gay men in D.C. park postponed for third time

Edited on 03/10/24
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Posted Jul 19 2022:
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More details of the incidents including a photo of attacker were published. The man was arrested in Norfolk and "indicted by a federal grand jury with five counts of assault on federal land, one count of impersonating a federal officer, and hate crimes sentencing enhancements, according to a release from the DOJ."


WFXR, July 19 2022: Man accused of attacking gay men while posing as officer arrested in Virginia

Edited on 07/20/22

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Posted Jul 15 2022:
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Announced yesterday, a man was indicted for impersonating a police officer and pepper spraying five men here at night. The charges include a hate crime enhancement because he targeted men he "believed were gay." The attacks were over a period of several years, 2008 to 2021.

The same man was acquitted of similar charges last year for attacks at Daingerfield Island in Northern Virginia.


New York Times, July 14 2022: Man Posing as Officer Attacked Gay Men in a Washington Park, Prosecutors Say

Washington Post, July 14 2022: Gay men targeted in Meridian Hill Park by fake cop, prosecutors say


Edited on 07/15/22
FurBubba


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Posted Jul 12 2022:
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There was a shooting in the park in the very early hours of May 24, 2022.


PoPville, May 24 2022: Shooting at Meridian Hill/Malcolm X Park around 2:15am

Edited on 07/13/22
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Posted Aug 16 2020:
Was there on Thursday night August 13, 2020 from 1:30 pm to 4 am. Lots of folks in the park, a mix of straight people hanging out and the fellas cruising for action.

At about 11:30 to midnight the park seemed to shift to only guys who were out looking to play. The cops sat outside of the park for a few hours from 1 am till I left, but they never actually came in to the park, not sure what they were really doing there.

Lots of action all over the park in spite of the cops being there. Definitely a place to go to and play at night.

Edited on 08/18/20

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Posted Aug 15 2019:
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The U.S. Park Police has had operations and arrests at the park:
In a little-noticed development, U.S. Park Police have made at least 26 arrests during the past year in Meridian Hill Park in D.C. of men seeking other men for a sexual encounter after they allegedly act in a way that violates the law, according to a Park Police spokesperson.

Sgt. Eduardo Delgado, a Park Police public information officer, told the Washington Blade the 26 arrests made in the park since Aug. 7, 2018 involve charges of one or a combination of Disorderly Conduct, Lewd Acts, Unlawful Entry, and Simple Assault (Sexual).

He said he couldn’t immediately determine if the arrests were made by plain clothes or uniformed officers, but said the arrests were prompted by complaints from the public about “lewd acts” in the park.
Some of the attorneys say their clients were arrested by undercover officers posing as men looking for sex. For background:
Meridian Hill Park, also known as Malcolm X Park, has been known for at least 50 years as a cruising spot for mostly African-American gay men. In past years, men who go to the park to seek other men for sexual encounters have told the Washington Post and the Washington City Paper that the cruising often takes place late at night in secluded areas of the park covered by shrubs, bushes and trees.

Similar to other cruising locations in the city, the men interviewed by the Post and City Paper have said they sometimes invited the person they met at the park to their homes or another private location and did not engage in sex in the park.

LGBT activists have said the number of arrests of gay men in public places like parks appears to have declined dramatically in recent years due to the proliferation of online gay meet-up sites and apps like Grindr, in which a sexual tryst can be arranged quickly without the risk of outdoor cruising.


Washington Blade, August 14 2019: U.S. Park Police targeting gay men for sex arrests in federal park in D.C.

LGBTNation, August 14 2019 U.S. Park Police targeting gay men for sex arrests in federal park in D.C.


Edited on 08/15/19
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Posted Aug 22 2017:
Love coming here for years. Cops are always out. Just be careful. Walk around the perimeter of the park a few times. If no police then dive in.

I have so much awesome sex here that evading the pigs is just par for the course. And well worth it!

Edited on 08/24/17
BlkPerv
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Posted May 10 2016:
Was here early this morning around 1:30. There were about seven other guys there besides me. One East African (maybe Somalian or Yemeni), two Hispanic, four black. Two of the black dudes let me watch them freak in the lower part of the park.

I didn't participate because I didn't find anybody that suited my tastes — I'm kinda picky. I'm guessing there are more options earlier in the evening or maybe on weekends.

Edited on 05/16/16
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Posted Sep 05 2015:
Ditto. When the lower level bathroom was open, you were guaranteed a feast, day or night.

You can still have fun but not the hot spot it used to be. Also beware of when the park is closed, Midnight Summer and Fall, 9 pm Winter and Spring. Cops can arrest you just for being in the park.

Edited on 09/11/15
Mike

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Posted Oct 13 2014:
This spot used to be incredible but then they closed the bathrooms on the lower level. Huge loss. Most action at night but gotta watch for Park Police! They come through regularly looking for guys having sex.

Edited on 10/16/14
Annon

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Posted Apr 10 2013:
I've been to this park many times over the past 10 years. Always, always keep your eyes pealed for the po po! Stay in the lower end. Lots of action there. I was stopped by the police once but I was only warned. It's best to walk around the park a few times and decide if the police are there. I also was assaulted once, some crack head pushed me down and stole my passport. Just be careful but this place can be sexy. Safe times are 10 pm to 12 midnight or 4am to 6am.

Edited on 04/16/13
MBSilver

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Posted Jul 18 2011:
Perhaps there is some police activity and possibly even undercover, but I did not see them doing their thing. I met this hot cigar smoking brother. He was so sexy and ready to get down so I got on my knees and gave him a damn good blow. This was Rolls Royce sex! His dick was huge and rock hard and as I sucked I played with his nips and belly botton. He was going crazy moaning in appreciation.

Yes, always be careful here, but reports of this place being OVER are just not accurate. Also I have come here for years and have felt safe. Just use common sense here in dealing with strangers. The place was full of HOT brothers. Damn I needed that!

Edited on 07/22/11
feminine_dude


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Posted Jun 04 2011:
This is definitely a done deal. I was here a few months ago and I saw this tall white guy with a backpack. I knew he was undercover, just something that I felt. The moment I walked out of the park, park police had every entrance blocked!

Edited on 06/11/11
Matt matthews

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Posted May 11 2011:
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It's a wrap! Do not even think about wasting your time here anymore. Almost all the bushes on the ENTIRE 15th Street side of the park have been cut down. The tallest bush barely reached my knee. I went yesterday at 3 am and saw at least 6 flashlights searching the steps and side passage ways.

Edited on 05/13/11

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Posted Apr 26 2011:
Getting active again with the better weather, but the bathroom is boarded up and lots of bushes and trees have been cut down so there are less hiding places. Even with all this, I went last night and a slim hot guy took me into a discreet spot and gave me head and then his ass.

Edited on 05/03/11
TightAss4Tops
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Posted Nov 20 2010:
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The police are operating undercover, stopping everyone after 9 pm, and taking down your name and info.

Edited on 11/21/10
Jared

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Posted Aug 02 2010:
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Police are patroling when this park closes and they will sometimes leave the bathrooms open to catch you inside.

Edited on 08/07/10

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Posted Jun 18 2010:
I always find ass eager to be fucked when I go here. Guys love my 9 inch thick black dick. Last week a Latin guy rode my bare dick on a bench but I finished by taking his ass in the bushes to avoid getting caught. Tonight a hot European guy took me back to his place and had me fuck him for half an hour until I nutted deep into his raw ass.

Edited on 06/20/10
dcginger

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Posted May 23 2010:
If you go often, then you've seen me. I'm the tall redhead. This park is great. I've been bent over, kneeled on or pinned to every bench, wall, gloryhole and grassy spot and had real dick delivered by real men. Love it when guys line up to wait their turn at my throat or ass. It is mostly black guys, but often white and Hispanic.

Edited on 05/23/10

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Posted Mar 20 2010:
Hot action can be found most times. I got cruised by a young black guy minutes after I got there and we immediately went under some trees and began trading mutual blowjobs. It started to rain so I invited him back to my car. Eventually I told him I loved getting fucked and he asked if I was good at taking dick, so I decided to show him. It was exciting as hell as other cars drove past my car, where hidden by it's steamed-up windows, I was getting fucked bareback!

Edited on 03/24/10

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Posted Mar 14 2010:
This place is heating back up now that the weather is getting nice. Within the last week I have sucked off a hot Latin guy, and been involved with 2 threesomes. I got invited to be involved in a 4way circle jerk in the bathroom but thought it was too risky. Big black dick and cute Latin boys are available and this place is the best for them.

Edited on 03/14/10

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Posted Dec 09 2009:
Hands down, the best place in town for black dick. I went around 10 pm and sucked off this hot thug type guy.

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Posted Sep 12 2009:
African-American hangout, and lots of action. All the best action happens after 2 am.

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Posted Jul 27 2009:
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I was harrassed and made to leave by two fat-ass racist police officers a week ago for just standing around, and it wasn't even 9 pm.

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Posted Jul 24 2009:
Closing time depends on the time of year. There are signs that tell the time the park is closing and right now it says midnight.

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Posted Apr 16 2009:
I've been going since 2001. Some of the hottest, nastiest fucks have happened in 90-plus degree weather or (amazingly) when it's raining. Just last night I fucked three guys while it was raining. Most people assume nobody is in the park but there were three dude who wanted dick and I gave it to them deep. I always fuck them near 16th and W. This way you have a quick escape if the police do come, and the lights are out in that section.

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Posted Apr 03 2009:
Very cruisy park but be careful. if you're in the park after 9 pm you stand the chance of being arrested or having your information place into their system. If they catch you a second time they will arrest you. Be careful!

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Posted Mar 28 2009:
It's not a safe place. Cops are around all the time. I've seen people get arrested.

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Posted Aug 22 2008:
Great place with mostly black guys but lately police have been in the park. That said, the park is so big you will have plenty of time to get away if you play in the lower section.

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Posted Jul 25 2007:
This place is hit-or-miss, mostly miss. Mostly black guys with the occasional white or Latin guy. But I don't recommend it since most of the guys are fat and/or old.

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Posted Feb 17 2007:
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Very hot park; however, the police started cracking down back in October. I got arrested there and spent most of the night in Jail. They let me out so I could walk the eight or so miles back to my car. Had to go to court. Good thing was the case was dropped -- now I'm working on getting the record sealed. Be very careful. I've had my fill of that place. The thing is the police didn't catch me doing anything -- just being there after closing!

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Posted Oct 29 2006:
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Warning. They were arresting dudes up in there earlier this month. I was walking through, by myself, cutting across to the other side and got arrested. Charged with unlawful entry and have a court date. The charge is a misdemeanor, but in DC you can't get it expunged, only sealed. This means that law enforcement can always see it, but potential employers, current employers, etc. can't. I've hired a lawyer to make sure that this is handled in the most discreet way possible. Very disappointed since it was twenty minutes after the park closed and I was just pulling though. Be very careful. They are undercover too. I heard one cope talking to the other while I had my cuffs on and sitting on the very cold ground.

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Posted Jun 25 2006:
I was there this past Friday. Very nice gathering, nice number of men, mostly black in the twenty-five to thrity-five year old range. I had a couple of good encounters but the police did come through twice in one night. You have to be real careful as it seems like they are checking out the place more frequently.

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Posted Apr 12 2006:
As a visitor to DC I went to this park last night. A guy sucked me off and then I sucked him and another cutie -- had a great three-way. 'Dicks Up' to this park!

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Posted Jun 10 2005:
I'm a cracker who loves the brothas. I met up with two very hot down low bros the other day. We had a hot three-way freak fest! I went back and forth doing each of them while the other guy kept an eye out for cops. They also did each other while I stood watch. The three of us were moaning like crazy.

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Posted Apr 07 2005:
Stay out of this place. I was arrested there.

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Posted Mar 23 2005:
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Every night this week, there have been police in the park with dogs arresting men who were cruising. Be careful.

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Posted Mar 20 2005:
I fucked two different hot, young Latinos there tonight. It's definitely a hot place to be. Sometimes there are cops, but there's hot action here.

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Posted Sep 30 2004:
Be careful. I went there about a month ago around 2 am and a park police officer was walking around. Fortunately, I was able to keep walking so I wouldn't get caught.

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Posted Aug 08 2002:
Sex doesn't get any better at this spot. You've just got to keep your eyes open for the cops that occasionally come. If you're alert you will not have any problems. Simply dart out of the park. I go at least two to three times a week and always after 1 am. I've fucked guys in the alcove at the top while three to eight other guys watched. The sad part is most people are afraid to do anything, however, when you do it's like practically everyone around swamps you like pigeons after bread crumbs. Most of the action, flashing of dicks and asses and jacking off, happens on bottom part. However, I always take my subjects to the top and turn 'em out.

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Posted May 09 2002:
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Beware. A friend and I were out here and were approached by a confused homothug who flashed a knife at us for allegedly "looking at him". Several others in the park reported the same thing. Otherwise, the two pieces I played with were off da hook.

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Posted Feb 12 2002:
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I have been robbed three times by the crack heads.
Punched and kicked and I could have been killed.

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Posted Oct 06 2001:
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I live across 16th Street and overlook the upper portion of the park. I've witnessed several arrests by Park Police who drive their cruisers up and down the walkways almost hourly.

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Posted Aug 25 2001:
Now you have to be out of the park by midnight or they can arrest you for no reason. But come before then and the police aren't normally out.

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Posted Aug 03 2001:
90 percent black -- the best DC has to offer. Three levels of all out action with gang bangs, group j/o and plenty of oral service. Best after 10 pm.

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Posted Apr 01 2000:
Most action is found on the lower level of the park, especially around the water fountain late at night. Lots of bushes. Just hang around and someone will be at your service shortly. But be careful: Locals might recognize danger when they see it, but visitors could be badly harmed, if not just robbed.
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