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May 18, 2015
National Park Service and United States Park Police Launch Memorial Circle Crosswalk Safety Campaign
Today, the National Park Service and United States Park Police announced increased enforcement and educational efforts aimed at drivers, pedestrians and cyclists in and around Memorial Circle. With warmer weather, vehicle, pedestrian and bicycle traffic increases creating a greater potential for collisions. In an effort to eliminate fatal crashes and serious injuries resulting from vehicle/pedestrian and vehicle/bicycle collisions, United States Park Police officers will be on roadways around Memorial Circle to contact drivers who fail to adhere to traffic regulations to include yielding at crosswalks.

May 15, 2015
Great Falls Park Entrance Fee Increase
Great Falls Park will begin charging increased entrance fees on June 1, 2015.

May 11, 2015
Invasive Plant Management Plan
The National Park Service (NPS) is accepting public scoping comments on an Invasive Plant Management Plan and Environmental Assessment (plan/EA) for 15 national parks in the greater Washington DC region.

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 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.


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