November 06, 2015
Jones Point Park Recreation Plan
The George Washington Memorial Parkway (GWMP), part of the national park system, invites you to help chart the future of Jones Point Park. The National Park Service (NPS) will evaluate the existing condition and uses of Jones Point Park and, with public input, will develop a set of recommendations for desired recreational experiences.
October 15, 2015
Kick Off of Restoration Project of Largest Remaining Freshwater Wetlands in the Washington Metropolitan Area
Starting Oct. 19, 2015, The National Park Service and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin small-scale geotechnical drilling at Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve. This investigation is in preparation for a proposed interagency project to restore up to 100 acres of freshwater tidal marsh within the 485-acre Dyke Marsh.
October 14, 2015
National Park Service Seeks Public Comment on Arlington House Rehabilitation Environmental Assessment
The National Park Service is accepting public scoping comments for an Environmental Assessment (EA) that is being prepared for the rehabilitation of Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial.
September 28, 2015
Clara Barton National Historic Site to Close Temporarily for Construction
Starting Friday, Oct. 2, 2015 Clara Barton National Historic Site will be closed to the public for a rehabilitation project. The closure is expected to last about one year, and is necessary to ensure the safety of visitors.
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.
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.