February 24, 2013
Public Comment Sought to Improve Safety on the Mount Vernon Trail at Theodore Roosevelt Island Parking Lot
The George Washington Memorial Parkway is seeking public comments on proposed alternatives to improve safety on the Mount Vernon Trail in the parking lots at Theodore Roosevelt Island. Preliminary alternatives include a wider, realigned trail and a reconfigured entry to the island. Comments on this project will be accepted from Tuesday, March 4 to Wednesday, April 2, 2014.
January 18, 2013 [updated January 20, 2013]
Mount Vernon Trail Open on Inauguration Day
The Mount Vernon Trail will be open between Theodore Roosevelt Island and the turn-off for Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove from 5 am to 5 pm on Monday, January 21, 2013. An earlier security plan required that this section of trail be closed. Bicyclists and pedestrians can get to events on the National Mall from the trail via the Memorial Bridge.
November 2, 2012
Clean-up from Hurricane Sandy Complete
Hurricane Sandy brought wind and rain that knocked down trees and flooded trails on Theodore Roosevelt Island. All trails have re-opened.
Repairs to the Moats and Fountains
An earthquake in August 2011 created cracks in the fountains and moats in the memorial plaza, causing them to leak and requiring that the water be shut off. A contractor plans to apply a sealant to repair the leaks by the middle of September. The National Park Service hopes to return water to the fountains and moats by the end of September.