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October 06, 2017
Public invited to comment on proposed fee increases at Great Falls: Fees would benefit parks in both Maryland and Virginia
The National Park Service proposes increasing entrance fees at both Great Falls Park (Va.) and Great Falls (Md.). This proposal also reinstates a reciprocal agreement, which would allow entry to parks on both sides of the Potomac River by presenting a valid pass or receipt purchased at either park.

August 14, 2017
$5.27 million rehabilitation project at the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial begins August 15
A multi-million dollar project to rehabilitate the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, commonly referred to as the Iwo Jima Memorial, and improve surrounding parkland begins Tuesday, August 15, temporarily limiting some public access through February 2018.

June 23, 2017
Temporary Closure of Theodore Roosevelt Island Closure needed for the Removal of Diseased Trees
WASHINGTON – Starting Monday, June 26, 2017, Theodore Roosevelt Island will be closed for the removal of diseased trees from along the maintained trails. As diseased trees are removed from sections of maintained trails, those sections will be reopened. Work is weather dependent and should last about three weeks.

June 19, 2017
Theodore Roosevelt Island closed in anticipation of storm: Extensive beetle infestation has left the island’s ash trees dry and brittle
Theodore Roosevelt Island is closed for safety in advance of expected thunderstorms, some severe with high winds, this afternoon through this evening. The island will remain closed until tree crews can assess and address damage or new hazards.

March 09, 2017
National Park Service Releases Recreation Plan for Jones Point Park
The National Park Service has completed the final Recreation and Visitor Services Plan for Jones Point Park. The plan, developed with input from the public, will guide the development of recreational activities at Jones Point Park. The plan considers existing conditions and opportunities at the Park, and develops a set of recommendations for a variety of ways visitors can experience the Park.

March 03, 2017
Proposed Alternative Routes for Arlington Memorial
Prior to morning rush hour on Friday, May 29, 2015, the National Park Service, at the recommendation of Federal Highway Administration, announced a 10-ton load limit on Arlington Memorial Bridge indefinitely. The 10-ton load restriction is intended to extend the life of the bridge deck for passenger vehicles. United States Park Police will begin active enforcement of the load restrictions on June 22, 2015.

February 07, 2017
Rehabilitation of Arlington Memorial Bridge Moves from Planning to Design Phase
The National Park Service (NPS) has completed the planning process for the rehabilitation of the Arlington Memorial Bridge. The NPS will next design and implement the rehabilitation of this important element of the regional transportation network and the monumental core of Washington, D.C.

 

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