July 22, 2015
Comment Sought on Pedestrian Improvements for Banneker Park
The National Park Service, in cooperation with the National Capital Planning Commission and Hoffman-Madison Waterfront LLC, is accepting comments for a project to improve pedestrian access at Banneker Park, located at the south end of L’Enfant Plaza SW.
June 30, 2015
National Park Service, Guest Services Announce Expanded Food Options Available on the National Mall
Washington – Just in time for the busy Independence Day weekend and the peak summer visitation season, National Mall and Memorial Parks is pleased to announce that authorized concessioner Guest Services, Inc. has expanded food choices at its six refreshment kiosks throughout the National Mall. GSI has added a variety of food selections, including gluten-free and vegetarian choices, as well as new breakfast and dessert items. In addition to all the current offerings, each food kiosk now has one new type of specialty entrée, including hamburgers, pizza, chicken and seafood.
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 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.