• Aerial view of the George Washington Memorial Parkway in the fall

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    Memorial Parkway DC, MD, VA

News Releases

June 28, 2013
National Park Service Presents 2013 Independence Day Celebration in the Nation's Capital
The National Park Service continues its tradition of presenting an Independence Day celebration on Thursday, July 4th on the National Mall. Following the Fourth of July parade, the fireworks extravaganza beginning at 9:10 p.m. can be viewed from the National Mall, President's Park and sites along the George Washington Memorial Parkway.


May 30, 2013
Greater Washington National Park Service Sites Receive Grants for Historic Preservation
The National Park Service is pleased to announce that seven sites within the National Capital Region were selected as recipients of Partners in Preservation grants. A total of $195,000 in grant funding will be used towards preservation projects at these seven sites. The amount of grant funding varies by recipient, with the US Marine Corps War Memorial receiving a $5000 grant.


May 21, 2013
Rehabilitation of Memorial Bridge
The George Washington Memorial Parkway has announced a 45-day public scoping period to solicit public comments on a proposal to rehabilitate Arlington Memorial Bridge. During the scoping period the public is invited to identify any additional alternatives, issues, or concerns they might have with the proposed project so that they can be considered in the environmental assessment. Comments will be accepted through Friday, May 24, 2013.


May 13, 2013
Delays on Northdown Road and East and West Boulevard Drives
The Federal Highway Administration and George Washington Memorial Parkway will begin a project to pulverize and reconstruct sections of Northdown Road, East Boulevard Drive (between Kent Road and Collingwood Road) and West Boulevard Drive (between Alexandria Avenue and Collingwood Road). The project also includes stormwater improvements, including reconstruction of the stone waterway along Northdown Road. Affected residents received a letter describing the project in detail. This project is anticipated to finish in August 2013.


April 24, 2013
Marine Corps War Memorial Chosen to Compete in Partners in Preservation Program
American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation announced that the Marine Corps War Memorial has been chosen to participate in Partners in Preservation, a community-based initiative that will award $1 million in grants to Washington, D.C. metro area historic places. Partners in Preservation invites Washington, D.C. metro area residents, and anyone who loves the Capitol Region, to help choose the historic places they think most deserve preservation funding.


April 11, 2013
Parkway Joins Trash Free Parks Program on Earth Day
The George Washington Memorial Parkway is introducing a Trash Free Park program at Great Falls Park, Virginia and additional park sites on Earth Day, Monday, April 22, 2013. The program follows a Carry In, Carry Out - Leave No Trace principal, one which supports the Reduce-Reuse-Recycle mission of the U.S. Department of the Interior. The purpose of this program is to reduce the amount of solid waste collected in national park areas.

Did You Know?

U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial

The iconic image behind the US Marine Corps War Memorial is based on a photograph of the second flag-raising (not the first) on Iwo Jima. More...