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December 22, 2016
NPS approves fee increases for several national parks for 2017
The National Park Service (NPS) approved increases to park fees for entrance, campgrounds, and picnic areas in several national parks in the greater DC area. Fees will improve facilities, infrastructure and visitor experiences. All of these rate changes will become effective on January 1, 2017.

September 29, 2016
Rats beware: National Park Service and the D.C. Department of Health partner to combat rodent population in D.C. national parks
The National Park Service (NPS) today announced a partnership with the D.C. Department of Health (DOH) to better control the rodent populations in national parks in the District. Under the agreement, which takes effect on October 1, 2016, DOH staff will inspect and treat national parks throughout the city. Residents can now report rats in any national park to request treatment by calling the Citywide Call Center at 311.

September 14, 2016
New Superintendent Named for Anacostia Park, Historic Homes and Capitol Hill Parks
New Superintendent Named for Anacostia Park, Historic Homes and Capitol Hill Parks, plus two new positions to speed progress and improve coordination to benefit the Anacostia River and neighboring communities.

September 09, 2016
Rock Creek Park and Fort Dupont Park propose third phase of picnic fee increases
The NPS is accepting public comments through September 29, 2016, on the third phase of the proposed increases for picnic fees at Rock Creek and Fort Dupont parks. Fee charges will fund the picnic areas’ upkeep and improve the level of service provided to visitors.

July 26, 2016
Summer Concert Series Announced for Fort Dupont and Carter Barron Amphitheatre
NPS celebrates centennial with two parks, one summer concert series

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