National Mall and Memorial Parks Closed for Historic Snow

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Date: January 22, 2016
Contact: Mike Litterst, 202-306-4166

Washington – Due to predicted historic snowfall in the Nation's Capital, all National Mall and Memorial Parks sites will close at noon on Friday, January 22 and remain closed on Saturday and Sunday.

During the closure, sites will not be staffed by park rangers (though United States Park Police will be on duty as normal), and restrooms and other facilities will be inaccessible. National Park Service maintenance crews will work around the clock throughout the storm to clear roads, parking lots, walkways around the memorials, and sidewalks. A decision about resuming operations will be made prior to Monday, taking into consideration the current conditions and guidance from the Office of Personnel Management.

Affected sites include:

  • Constitution Gardens 
  • Ford's Theatre National Historic Site
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial 
  • Korean War Veterans Memorial 
  • Lincoln Memorial 
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial 
  • Thomas Jefferson Memorial 
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial 
  • Washington Monument 
  • World War II Memorial 

About National Mall and Memorial Parks
The National Park Service's National Mall and Memorial Parks preserves, protects, and interprets the symbolic and monumental civic spaces and commemorative works in the center of the Nation's Capital that honor American ideals and values, distinguished public figures, and military and civilian sacrifices and contributions. On the National Mall these sites include the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, World War II Memorial, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. National Mall and Memorial Parks also serves as a public park and open space for active civic and cultural engagement, recreation, and public enjoyment.  

Last updated: January 22, 2016

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