January 31, 2013
Repairs to Mount Vernon Trail Bridge Complete
Park staff have completed repairs to a broken bridge on the Mount Vernon Trail in Jones Point Park, Alexandria, and the trail has re-opened.
January 18, 2013 [updated January 20, 2013]
Inauguration Day Closures
Memorial Bridge will be open only to pedestrians from 5 am to 7 pm on January 21. All ramps to and from Memorial Circle will be closed. Vehicles can reach Arlington National Cemetery from VA-110. The Mount Vernon Trail will be open between Theodore Roosevelt Island and the turn-off for Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove from 5 am to 5 pm. An earlier security plan required that this section of trail be closed. Bicyclists and pedestrians can get to events on the National Mall from the trail via Memorial Bridge.
December 12, 2012
Rock Stabilization Work Complete
The Federal Highway Administration has finished stabilizing two cliff faces on the northbound George Washington Memorial Parkway. For the past three months lanes have been closed while workers applied a glue-like material to seal cliff fractures and reinforced bolts that anchor netting over the cliff faces. We appreciate your patience and support while completing this important stabilization project. We continually work to improve safety conditions for everyone traveling on the parkway.
November 4, 2012
Potomac Heritage Trail Damaged by Hurricane Sandy
A portion of the Potomac Heritage Trail in Turkey Run Park washed away during flooding associated with Hurrican Sandy. Through-hikers can work around this section by taking the uphill trail through the Turkey Run picnic area. (Update on November 6, 2012: Now that water levels have receded, the Potomac Heritage Trail is passable.)
November 2, 2012
Clean-up from Hurricane Sandy Complete
Hurricane Sandy brought wind and rain that knocked down trees and flooded trails along the parkway. All park sites, roads, and trails are open. Watch for single lane closures along the parkway as Tree Crew continues to remove hazard trees.
September 18, 2012
National Park Service Announces Ribbon Cutting and Rededication Event at Jones Point Park
The George Washington Memorial Parkway and the City of Alexandria, Virginia, will hold a brief ribbon cutting ceremony and dedication event at Jones Point Park on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 10 am. Speakers are expected to include US Representative James P. Moran (VA-8), Alexandria Mayor William D. Euille, a representative from the Mount Vernon Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Acting Superintendent of the parkway Jon G. James. The event is open to the public, but seating and parking will be limited.
Mount Vernon Trail Realignment
The National Park Service realigned the Mount Vernon Trail at the VA-27 crosswalk near Arlington Memorial Bridge to address safety concerns. This project was finished in September 2012. The trail was open during construction; trail users were detoured around the construction area.
Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority to Remove and Trim Trees at Gravelly Point and Roaches Run
The Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority will be removing and triming trees within the flight path of Reagan National Airport on National Park Service Property at Gravelly Point and Roaches Run during the next several weeks in September. For more information visit the Airport Authority's website.
May 22, 2012
The National Park Service Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Alternative Concepts for Gravelly Point and Roaches Run Enhancements
April 26, 2012
April 14, 2012
Volunteers to Clean Up Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve
The George Washington Memorial Parkway and its partner, Friends of Dyke Marsh, invite members of the local community to the 24th Annual Potomac River Watershed Clean Up. Anyone who would like to pitch in will receive gloves, trash bags, and training at Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve on Saturday, April 14 from 9 am to 12 pm