Washington Park is a residential area 4.5 miles south of downtown Boston. The neighborhood has a northern boundary at Dudley Square Plaza and expands southward between Washington Street and Warren Street. The neighborhood continues south along Massachusetts Route 28 until the road intersects with Blue Hill Avenue. Other major nearby roads include Humboldt Avenue and Martin Luther King Boulevard. Washington Park is a 20-minute commute from downtown Boston by car via Interstate 93. The city is also accessible by the Orange Line train, with an average commute time of 40 minutes. 

Washington Park is home to numerous public and private schools, including Boston Latin Academy. The neighborhood has a YMCA, community center and public pool. 

Washington Park holds a wide array of recreational facilities including parks and community gardens. The neighborhood is just north of the Franklin Park Zoo and Playstead. This parkland contains a picnic grove, athletic stadium and golf clubhouse that is open to the public. William J. Devine Golf Course is also in the area and is one of the nation's oldest recreational courses. The neighborhood is also near the Boston Harbor Walk and Marina Bay.