George Mason University President's Park


George Mason University President's Park

President's Park (commonly known around campus as "The Park") is the largest housing area on the George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, campus. It is specifically designated for freshman. It is located on the University's Fairfax Campus on Patriot Circle between the Aquatic Center and Shenandoah River Lane. The thirteen buildings (twelve residential which house around 1,200 students) were opened in 1989. A $3.3M renovation project will update President's Park during the summers of 2008 and 2009. [http://facilities.gmu.edu/projects/prespark/index.htm]

All of the buildings are named after past U.S. Presidents which include
*Adams (currently designated for Honors Students)
*Eisenhower (a non residential building located in the center of the park. Includes a diner, movie theater, vending areas, numerous study lounges,a 24-hour area desk, and a TV lounge.)
*Harrison
*Jackson
*Jefferson
*Kennedy (currently designated for "Mason Topics" students)
*Lincoln (currently houses Scholars on its 2nd floor)
*Madison
*Monroe
*Roosevelt (currently designated for theater students)
*Truman
*Washington
*Wilson

The 1st-year students live in two, three, and five person rooms varying in size. Unlike many universities and freshman housing, all buildings of the park not only include central heating, but central air conditioning as well. There are also free laundry facilities in the lobbies of the Lincoln, Adams, and Harrison buildings.

# http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Mason_University#Fairfax
# http://housing.gmu.edu/general/areas/presidentspark.asp


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