July 24, 2015
Spout Run Parkway Mill and Overlay Road Work
George Washington Memorial Parkway (GWMP) will begin a roadway project on July 27, 2015, which is expected to last through late September, along Spout Run Parkway in both directions between GWMP and Lorcom Lane. The project will also include work on the southbound GWMP ramp to Key Bridge, and Rosslyn Circle Ramp onto northbound GWMP.
July 02, 2015
Fort Hunt Park Site Development Plan and Environmental Assessment for Public Review and Comment
the National Park Service released the Fort Hunt Park Site Development Plan and Environmental Assessment (SDP/EA) for public review and comment. This SDP/EA follows a previous plan released in September 2011 and includes new alternatives in response to public feedback and additional analysis. Comments are being accepted through August 7, 2015.
June 17, 2015
Proposed Alternative Routes for Arlington Memorial
Prior to morning rush hour on Friday, May 29, 2015, the National Park Service, at the
recommendation of Federal Highway Administration, announced a 10-ton load limit on
Arlington Memorial Bridge indefinitely. The 10-ton load restriction is intended to extend the life
of the bridge deck for passenger vehicles. United States Park Police will begin active
enforcement of the load restrictions on June 22, 2015.
May 28, 2015
Arlington Memorial Bridge Emergency Closures and Load Limits
Prior to morning rush hour on Friday, May 29, 2015, the National Park Service, at the recommendation of Federal Highway Administration, will close both curbside lanes and 4 feet of the adjoining sidewalks across the bascule (drawbridge) span of Arlington Memorial Bridge and will post a 10-ton load limit across the entire length of the bridge. The lane closures will remain in effect until emergency repairs are complete. The load restriction, which will eliminate most bus traffic, will remain in effect indefinitely.
April 29, 2015
David Rubenstein Donates $5.37 Million to the National Park Foundation to Restore U.S. Marine Corps ‘Iwo Jima’ Memorial
Today a $5.37 million gift commemorates the bravery of U.S. Marines who gave their lives to defend freedom, and honors the continued patriotism and sacrifice of America’s military families. Businessman and philanthropist David M. Rubenstein joined National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis, National Park Foundation Interim President Dan Wenk and U.S. Marine Corps Major General Michael R. Regner to announce Rubenstein’s $5.37 million donation, which will restore and improve the iconic Iwo Jima sculpture and its surrounding parkland in Arlington, Virginia.
April 07, 2015
Washington D.C. Area National Parks Join Find Your Park Movement
National capital region parks join national parks, programs and partners across the country to encourage everyone to find their park and share their stories online at FindYourPark.com. To inspire area residents to find their park and to help engage a new generation of park stewards, area parks will offer fee free days on April 18 and 19. Several area parks will also offer special programs throughout National Park Week, which runs April 18-26, and on National Junior Ranger Day, April 18.
February 12, 2015
New Operating Hours at Clara Barton National Historic Site
Clara Barton National Historic Site will change its operating hours and public tour schedule beginning Feb. 17, 2015.