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

    George Washington

    Memorial Parkway DC, MD, VA

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  • Lane Closures for Bridge Inspections

    Workers will close lanes of the George Washington Memorial Parkway while they inspect the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge on October 20 and the Metro bridge near I-395 on October 23. All lanes will be open during morning and afternoon rush hours. More »

  • Multiple Closures during Marathon on Sunday, October 26th

    Please visit the "Closures & Construction" page for more detailed information and for a list of alternate routes for the G.W. Parkway northbound from Rt. 50 to Rt. 123. More »

Support Your Park

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Volunteers-in-Parks provide thousands of hours of service to improve the quality of local parks and help the National Park Service achieve its mission of preserving these resources for future generations.

There are volunteer opportunities for people who want to

  • Share a love of history or nature with park visitors
  • Care for the park's plants or animals
  • Keep trails in good condition
  • Keep the Potomac River watershed free of trash

Volunteering is a great way for students to explore a career as a park ranger, too.

To learn more about volunteering as an individual or a group, call 703-289-2553. All volunteers must complete a Volunteer Services Agreement for Natural Resources Agencies Form (OF 301A) before beginning any work on the parkway.


Did You Know?

Copperhead snake

Copperheads are venomous and are found in Turkey Run Park. If you see any snake on the trail, never attempt to pick up or disturb it.