• Bethune Memorial Statue - Lincoln Park

    Capitol Hill Parks

    District of Columbia

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  • Temporary Closures of Marion Park

    The National Park Service will begin sidewalk rehabilitation in Marion Park in April 2014. More »

  • Turf Protection in Lincoln Park

    April 15 - July 8 the center panel of grass in Lincoln Park will be closed in preparation for summer events. This preventative practice is put in place annually to keep the turf healthy and attractive. For additional information please call 202 673-2402.


Capitol Hill Parks Public Notice

Rats are a concern in some of the Capitol Hill Parks.

To address the problem the National Park Service has taken various actions at a number of the sites to address rat-attracting habitat and cover as well as food and water sources.

In some Capitol Hill Parks the National Park Service has rat baiting efforts underway that treat active rat burrows with approved rodenticides.

You can assist the National Park Service in our rat management efforts by:

Not feeding birds and squirrels (Feeding wildlife is not only illegal, inevitably the leftovers attract and feed rats).

Removing pet wastes by placing it in sealed bags prior to tossing in trash cans.

Promptly removing any lunch or other food and placing waste in trash cans.

Keeping children and pets away from rat burrows.

Sharing these tips with your neighbors.


We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in this effort.

For more information and updates visit www.nps.gov/cahi, www.facebook.com/nps.cahi, or call (202)673-2402.