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December 10, 2014
Bob Vogel of the National Mall Tapped to Lead National Capital Region
National Park Service (NPS) Director Jonathan B. Jarvis has named 33-year NPS veteran Robert “Bob” Vogel as the new director of the National Capital Region. Vogel has served as the superintendent of National Mall and Memorial Parks since July 2011. He begins his new duties on December 14.

November 05, 2014
Veterans Day Observance at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to Celebrate Service and Honor Sacrifice
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) and the National Park Service will host the annual Veterans Day ceremony to celebrate the service and honor the sacrifice of America’s armed forces. Secretary of Defense Charles T. Hagel will present the keynote remarks and pay tribute to America’s service members, past and present. The event will be held at The Wall on Tuesday, November 11, at 1:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

November 04, 2014
Veterans Day Commemoration at World War II Memorial
The Friends of the National World War II Memorial and the National Park Service will pay tribute to the men and women who served with the U.S. armed forces during World War II at the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 9 a.m.

November 03, 2014
Road Closures and Logistics Announced for Concert for Valor
The National Park Service and the United States Park Police in cooperation with local, state and federal law enforcement, public safety and transportation agencies, have developed security, logistics and access plans for HBO’s permitted Concert for Valor.

October 14, 2014
Public Comment Sought on New Memorial to Peace Corps
The National Park Service and the Peace Corps Commemorative Foundation announce the beginning of the Environmental Assessment process to evaluate the impacts of establishing a commemorative work to honor the founding of the Peace Corps.

October 09, 2014
National Park Service Seeks Comment on Proposed Expansion of the Kennedy Center
The National Park Service, the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC), and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Preforming Arts (Kennedy Center) are accepting comments from the public on the environmental impacts of a proposal to expand the Kennedy Center.

October 08, 2014
Columbus Day Ceremony at Columbus Plaza
The 102nd annual Christopher Columbus Day Ceremony will be held at Columbus Plaza in front of Union Station (50 Massachusetts Avenue, NE) on Monday, October 13.

December 06, 2013
Cutting Edge Technology to be used to Digitally Document Lincoln Memorial
The National Park Service (NPS), in collaboration with partner CyArk, a nonprofit company dedicated to the preservation of historical sites, will be using cutting edge technology to create 3D images of the Lincoln Memorial, which can be used to create virtual tours of the memorial and also provide a precise historical survey of the structure.

October 31, 2013
Washington Monument lighting scaffold to come down soon
The night skyline in the Washington DC area will be a little dimmer starting next Monday when the National Park Service turns off the decorative lights on the Washington Monument in preparation for taking down the scaffolding.

September 10, 2013
Denial of Permit Application For 9-11 Motorcycle Ride
Denial of Permit Application for 9/11 Motorcycle Ride.

August 27, 2013
Road and Site Closure for August 28 Let Freedom Ring Event
On Wednesday August 28th the Let Freedom Ring Commemoration and Call to Action event will take place from 11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Lincoln Memorial.

July 19, 2013
Drum Major quote removal from MLK Jr Memorial
National Park Service to begin work to remove Drum Major Quote from Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

March 04, 2013
2013 Cherry Blossom Press Release
National Park Service Announces Visitor Services for 2013 National Cherry Blossom Festival

February 21, 2012
Shuttle Service to Begin in Arlington Cemetery
Shuttle Service to Begin in Arlington Cemetery February 20
Additional National Mall Transportation Options to Begin Soon

January 19, 2012
Philanthropist Donates 7.5 Million Dollars to Repair Washington Monument
Deputy Secretary of the Interior David J. Hayes, National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis, and Trust for the National Mall President Caroline Cunningham today announced a $7.5 million donation from philanthropist David M. Rubenstein to repair damage to the Washington Monument caused by a magnitude 5.8 earthquake last August.

September 13, 2011
Public Meeting on Washington Monument Screening Facility
The National Park Service (NPS) invites you to attend an informational public meeting to provide an overview of design alternatives for improving the visitor screening facility at the Washington Monument (Monument)

September 13, 2011
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Public Scoping Meeting
National Park Service to Hold Public Scoping Meeting regarding Proposed Education Center for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on September 15

August 25, 2011
Washington Monument Finds Additional Cracks
Washington Monument Inspection Finds Additional Cracks

August 24, 2011
Temporary Closure of Washington Monument Reopens Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials
National Park Service Temporarily Closes Washington Monument; Reopens Jefferson, Lincoln Memorials

August 23, 2011
Washington Monument, Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials Temporarily Closed
The National Park Service (NPS) has temporarily closed the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial and the Old Post Office Tower as a precaution following today’s earthquake in the D.C. area. The monuments and memorials were evacuated following the earthquake. No injuries to any visitors have been reported.

August 03, 2011
National Mall and Memorial Parks App
Visitors to the nation’s capital can now use their smart phone to learn about and find their way around the National Mall.

July 14, 2011
Old Post Office Tower Hours Change
Change in Sunday Opening Hours for Old Post Office Tower. Effective immediately the Old Post Office Tower’s opening time for Sundays has changed from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon.

February 23, 2011
Park Named bike friendly business
Park Named Bike Friendly Business

February 23, 2011
List of Parkwide Construction Projects
Identifying park-wide construction projects

Tour Bus drop off guide within National Mall and Memorial Parks (pdf).

Note: This guide no longer is useful for those wishing to visit the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial. The temporary closing of West Basin Drive affects those visiting by bus. Please consult the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial page for details.

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