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June 22, 2015
Comment Sought on Constitution Gardens Redevelopment
The National Park Service is making available comment through July 24 the Environmental Assessment for the Rehabilitation of Constitution Gardens. The project would rehabilitate Constitution Gardens to improve the functionality, visitor service and accessibility of the area, as envisioned in the 2010 National Mall Plan.

June 22, 2015
National Park Service Presents 2015 Independence Day Celebration in the Nation's Capital
The National Park Service will once again host the annual celebration of Independence Day on the National Mall, the nation’s most important civic space and home to more than a dozen memorials that commemorate great Americans and significant events in our nation’s history.

June 12, 2015
DC Circulator Begins Service to the National Mall
DC Circulator now provides shuttle service to 15 stops around the National Mall. Service costs just $1 per rider and provides access to more then 25 monument, museums and points of interest around the Mall.

June 10, 2015
New Reservation Procedures Announced for West Potomac Park Volleyball Courts
Responding to nearly 500 comments about its new reservation system for the West Potomac volleyball courts, the National Park Service today announced updates designed to improve the process and make the distribution of court time more equitable.

May 11, 2015
NPS Seeks Public Comment on Invasive Plant Management
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. The plan/EA will identify long-term strategies to reduce impacts and threats from invasive plants, and will provide opportunities for restoring native plant communities and historic landscapes.

May 05, 2015
Kutz Bridge Rehabilitation Causes Lane Closures
The National Park Service will begin repairs this week to the Kutz Bridge, which carries the eastbound leg of Independence Avenue SW over the Tidal Basin. The project is expected to last until early fall and will include a variety of lane closures during the work.

April 06, 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

March 11, 2015
National Park Service Seeks Comment on New Permitting Process, Fees for West Potomac Park Volleyball Courts
The National Park Service is accepting comments from the public on a new reservation and permitting process that is proposed for the volleyball courts located in West Potomac Park, along Parkway Drive.

February 16, 2015
NOAA study uses latest technology to compute updated Washington Monument height
Using new international measurement standards and technology not available in the past, NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey has calculated the official architectural height of the Washington Monument to be 554 feet 7 11/32 inches--a highly precise measurement that makes it eligible for inclusion in official registers of the world’s tallest structures.

September 25, 2014
Restoration of National Mall Turf Continues
The National Park Service today announced the start of the second phase of turf restoration along the National Mall, which will take place between 7th and 12th Streets.

July 21, 2014
Contract Awarded for National Mall Turf Restoration and Irrigation Project
The National Park Service (NPS) has awarded a contract to Clark Construction Group, LLC of Bethesda, Maryland, to complete the restoration of the National Mall, America’s “front yard.” Clark was also the contractor for the first phase of the project, which restored 3rd to 7th streets and was completed in December 2012.

June 30, 2014
2014 Independence Day Celebration
The National Park Service (NPS) will once again host its annual celebration of Independence Day on the National Mall

June 25, 2014
Five Year Agreement Continues Folklife Festival Partnership
The National Park Service (NPS) and the Smithsonian have finalized a five-year agreement to continue their partnership to present the annual Folklife Festival on the National Mall. Bob Vogel, superintendent of National Mall and Memorial Parks and Richard Kurin, the Smithsonian’s Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture, will sign the agreement during the Festival’s opening ceremony.

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