Temporary Area Closures

Map showing areas of closure in President's park associated with the 2024 Spring White House Gardens Tour on May 11 and May 12, 2024.
Map showing areas of closure in President's park associated with the 2024 Spring White House Gardens Tour on May 11 and May 12, 2024.

John Stanwich, NPS

May 10, 2024
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

In conjunction with the 2024 White House Spring Garden Tour event being held at the White House the entire Ellipse, including its side panels, roadways, and sidewalks; Sherman Park, to include the interior sidewalks; First Division Park, to include the interior sidewalks; and E Street, NW from 15th to 17th Streets, NW, to include the sidewalks along the above mentioned will be closed on Saturday, May 11, 2024 from approximately 9:00 a.m. to approximately 6:00 p.m.; and then the same areas described above will be closed again on Sunday, May 12, 2024 from approximately 9:00 a.m. to approximately 6:00 p.m. A map illustrating the closed park areas is attached.The National Park Service is also imposing a public use limitation and will not allow into the event:

  • Laptops, Tripods, Monopods, and Selfie Sticks
  • Large Bags and Suitcases exceeding size restrictions (18” x 13” x 7”)
  • Packages
  • Drones and other Unmanned Aircraft Systems
  • Animals other than service/guide dogs
  • Bicycles, Scooters, Folding Chairs, Balloons, Coolers, Glass, Thermal or Metal Containers
  • Umbrellas (umbrellas without metal tips will be permitted)
  • Pointed object(s), to include knives of any kind
  • Aerosols, Tobacco Products, e-Cigarettes, Lighters, Matches, Personal Grooming Items
  • Firearms, Ammunition, Fireworks, Laser Pointers, Stun Guns, Tasers, Mace/Pepper Spray, Toy Weapons
  • Tents and Structures
  • Any Other Items Determined to be Potential Safety Hazards

Violation is prohibited.The park closure and public use limitation comes at the request of the United States Secret Service to ensure necessary security and safety for the adjacent White House complex, its occupants, and the public during this well publicized event.Persons demonstrating or otherwise using these park areas should remove themselves and any personal property from these closed park areas from approximately 9:00 a.m. until approximately 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2024 and again during the same hours on Sunday, May 12, 2024.

The National Park Service appreciates the public's cooperation in this matter.

/s/ John Stanwich
National Park Service
National Capital Region

 
Map showing park areas closed for Blair House visit by Japan Prime Minister on 4-10-2024
Closure map for Blair House Visit by Japan Prime Minister on April 10, 2024

USSS, NPS

April 5, 2024

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
The National Park Service at the request of the United States Secret Service is closing the western quarter of Lafayette Park from H Street, N.W. to Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. to the public from approximately 3:30 p.m., Monday, April 8 through approximately 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, 2024. This closure is supplemental to and does not supersede any other existing or pending closure. A map illustrating the closed park area, and the anticipated closed District area, is attached.The park area will be closed to the public to provide security and ensure public safety during a visit by the Prime Minister of Japan to the Blair House. Persons demonstrating or otherwise using this park area should remove themselves and any personal property from the closed park areas by 3:30 p.m., Monday, April 8, 2024. The National Park Service appreciates the public's cooperation in this matter.

/s/ John Stanwich
National Park Service
Interior Region 1 - National Capital Area
 
Map showing Closed Park Areas for Japan Visit to the White House on 4-10-2024
Closure map of areas of President's Park for the White House Japan Official Visit on April 10, 2024.

USSS, NPS

April 5, 2024

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

On Wednesday, April 10, 2024 the National Park Service at the request of the United States Secret Service is imposing a temporary closure of the Ellipse and its side panels, roadways and sidewalks, E Street and its sidewalks between 15th-17th Streets, First Division Monument and State Place, Sherman Park, Hamilton Place, Lafayette Park (except for the northern sidewalk adjacent to H Street, NW, and the area north of the bollards near 16th Street, NW) and the White House Sidewalk in conjunction with the State Arrival Ceremony and State Arrival Dinner for the Prime Minster of Japan as delineated in the attached maps and as further delineated by fencing.Specifically, there will be a temporary closure to the public of the following locations during the specified time periods on April 10, 2024:State Arrival

  • E Street, NW, from 15th to 17th Streets, NW, to include the sidewalks along First Division Park and Sherman Park; and the south fence line of the White House grounds; will be closed to the public from 6:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m
  • The Ellipse, to include the interior sidewalks and roadways; Sherman Park, to include the interior sidewalks (the east sidewalk on 15th Street, NW, can remain open to pedestrian traffic); and First Division Park to include the interior sidewalks (the west sidewalk on 17th Street, NW, can remain open to pedestrian traffic); will be closed to the public from 6:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m.
  • The White House Sidewalk, between East Executive Avenue, NW and West Executive Avenue, NW, and Lafayette Park except for the northern sidewalk adjacent to H Street, NW, and the area north of the bollards near 16th Street, NW will be closed to the public from 6:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m.

State Dinner

  • E Street, NW, from 15th to 17th Streets, NW, to include the sidewalks along First Division Park and Sherman Park; and the south fence line of the White House grounds; will be closed to the public from 6:00p.m. through 12:00 a.m. (Midnight)
  • The White House Sidewalk, between East Executive Avenue, NW and West Executive Avenue, NW; and Lafayette Park except for the northern sidewalk adjacent to H Street, NW, and the area north of the bollards near 16th Street, NW will be closed to the public from 6:00p.m. through 12:00 a.m. (Midnight)

The National Park Service is also imposing a public use limitation and will not allow into the general public and public ticketed areas:

  • Laptops, Tripods, Monopods, and Selfie Sticks *If an invited guest arrives with a tablet, they will be redirected to the X-ray line for screening.
  • Large Bags and Suitcases exceeding size restrictions (18” x 13” x 7”)
  • Packages
  • Drones and other Unmanned Aircraft Systems
  • Animals other than service/guide dogs
  • Bicycles, Scooters, Folding Chairs, Balloons, Coolers, Glass, Thermal or Metal Containers
  • Umbrellas (umbrellas without metal tips will be permitted)
  • Pointed object(s), to include knives of any kind
  • Aerosols, Tobacco Products, e-Cigarettes, Lighters, Matches, Personal Grooming Items
  • Firearms, Ammunition, Fireworks, Laser Pointers, Stun Guns, Tasers, Mace/Pepper Spray, Toy Weapons
  • Tents and Structures
  • Any Other Items Determined to be Potential Safety Hazards A map illustrating the closed park areas is attached.
The park area will be closed to the public to provide security and ensure public safety during the State Arrival Ceremony and State Arrival Dinner for the Prime Minister of Japan.Persons demonstrating or otherwise using these park areas should remove themselves and any personal property from the closed park areas south of the White House by 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10, 2024. Following these park areas reopening to the public (at approximately 3:00 p.m.), persons demonstrating or otherwise using these park areas should remove themselves and any personal property from the closed park areas by 6:00 p.m., on Wednesday, April 10, 2024.

/s/ John Stanwich
National Park Service
National Capital Region
 
Map showing closed park areas for the 2024 White House Easter Egg Roll event.
Map of Closure Areas of President's Park - April 1, 2024

United States Secret Service and J.Stanwich - NPS

March 27, 2024
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

The entire Ellipse and its side panels, roadways and sidewalks, E Street and its adjacent north and south sidewalks from 15th Street to 17th Street, N.W., State Place, Sherman Park, the park surrounding the First Division Monument, and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, from 15th Street, NW to 17th Street, NW including the White House Sidewalk along Pennsylvania Avenue N.W. between East Executive Avenue and West Executive Avenue will be closed on Monday, April 10, 2023 from approximately 12:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. for the 2024 White House Easter Egg Roll. Please be advised that exact times are subject to change, based upon the evolving schedule of the event. However, the United States Secret Service has communicated to the NPS that they will notify us as soon as practicable of any changes in dates and times or if these restrictions are no longer necessary. At the request of the United States Secret Service the National Park Service is also imposing a public use limitation and will not allow into the event:

  • Laptops, Tripods, Monopods, and Selfie Sticks
*If an invited guest arrives with a tablet, they will be redirected to the X-ray line and then permitted entry with the tablet.
  • Large Bags and Suitcases exceeding size restrictions (18” x 13” x 7”)
  • Packages
  • Drones and other Unmanned Aircraft Systems
  • Animals other than service/guide dogs
  • Bicycles, Scooters, Folding Chairs, Balloons, Coolers, Glass, Thermal or Metal Containers
  • Umbrellas (umbrellas without metal tips will be permitted)
  • Pointed object(s), to include knives of any kind
  • Aerosols, Tobacco Products, e-Cigarettes, Lighters, Matches, Personal Grooming Items
  • Firearms, Ammunition, Fireworks, Laser Pointers, Stun Guns, Tasers, Mace/Pepper Spray, Toy Weapons
  • Tents and Structures
  • Any Other Items Determined to be Potential Safety Hazards

Violation is prohibited. A map illustrating the closed park areas is attached.The park areas will be closed to the public to provide security and ensure public safety during the 2024 White House Easter Egg Roll. Persons demonstrating or otherwise using these park areas should remove themselves and any personal property from the closed park areas by 12:30 a.m., Monday, April 1, 2024. The National Park Service appreciates the public's cooperation in this matter.
/s/ John Stanwich
National Park Service
National Capital Region

 
Map showing area of park closure on January 13, 2024
Map showing areas of President's Park closed from 6:00 a.m. on January 13, 2024, through 6:00 a.m. on January 14, 2024, in association with USSS expressed security and safety concerns as a large demonstration takes place in the vicinity.

USSS/NPS Image

January 10, 2024

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

The north White House Sidewalk between East Executive Avenue N.W. and West Executive Avenue N.W. will be closed to the public from approximately 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 13, 2024 to approximately 6:00 a.m. on Sunday, January 14, 2024. A map illustrating the closed park area, and the anticipated closed areas under other jurisdictions, is attached.Following a request made by the United States Secret Service (USSS), the park areas will be closed to the public to provide security and ensure public safety due to the unique security requirements associated with an expected large demonstration in the vicinity of the White House Complex.Persons demonstrating or otherwise using these park areas should remove themselves and any personal property from the closed park area by 6:00 a.m. on Sunday, January 13, 2024.

/s/ John Stanwich
National Park Service
National Capital Region

 
Closure Map for July 4, 2023 Event at the White House
Map showing areas of President's Park closed for July 4th event at the White House.

USSS/NPS

June 30, 2023
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

In conjunction with the July Fourth event being held at the White House the entire Ellipse, including its side panels, roadways, and sidewalks; Sherman Park, to include the interior sidewalks; First Division Park, to include the interior sidewalks; and E Street, NW from 15th to 17th Streets, NW, to include the sidewalks along the above-mentioned parks will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, 2023, from approximately 2:30 p.m. to approximately 11:00 p.m. A map illustrating the closed park areas and the closed area under other jurisdictions is attached.The National Park Service is also imposing a public use limitation and will not allow into the event:

  • Firearms of any type
  • Laptops, Tripods, Monopods, and Selfie Sticks
  • Large Bags and Suitcases exceeding size restrictions (18” x 13” x 7”)
  • Packages
  • Drones and other Unmanned Aircraft Systems
  • Animals other than service/guide dogs
  • Bicycles, Scooters, Folding Chairs, Balloons, Coolers, Glass, Thermal or Metal Containers
  • Umbrellas (umbrellas without metal tips will be permitted)
  • Any pointed object(s), to include knives of any kind
  • Aerosols, Tobacco Products, e-Cigarettes, Lighters, Matches, Personal Grooming Items
  • Firearms, Ammunition, Fireworks, Laser Pointers, Stun Guns, Tasers, Mace/Pepper Spray, Toy Weapons
  • Tents and Structures
  • Any Other Items Determined to be Potential Safety Hazards

Violation is prohibited.The park closure and public use limitation comes at the request of the United States Secret Service, in consultation with the United States Park Police to ensure necessary security and safety for the adjacent White House complex, its occupants and the public during this well publicized event.Persons demonstrating or otherwise using these park areas should remove themselves and any personal property from these closed park areas by 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4, 2023.

The National Park Service appreciates the public's cooperation in this matter.
/s/ John Stanwich
National Park Service
INational Capital Region

 
Map of Areas of Closure of President's Park for 6-22-2023 India State Arrival and State Dinner
Map of areas closed in President's Park for the June 22, 2023 State Arrival and State Dinner Ceremonies for the Republic of India.

USSS/NPS

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

June 21, 2023

On Thursday, June 22, 2023 the National Park Service at the request of the United States Secret Service is imposing a temporary closure of the Ellipse and its side panels, roadways and sidewalks, E Street and its sidewalks between 15th-17th Streets, First Division Monument and State Place, Sherman Park, Hamilton Place, Lafayette Park (except for the northern sidewalk adjacent to H Street, NW, and the area north of the bollards near 16th Street, NW) and the White House Sidewalk in conjunction with the State Arrival Ceremony and State Arrival Dinner for the Prime Minster of the Republic of India delineated in the attached map and as further delineated by fencing.Specifically, there will be a temporary closure to the public of the following locations during the specified time periods on June 22, 2023:
State Arrival

  • E Street, NW, from 15th to 17th Streets, NW, to include the sidewalks along First Division Park and Sherman Park; and the south fence line of the White House grounds; will be closed to the public from 6:00 a.m. through 12:00 p.m. (Noon)
  • The Ellipse, to include the interior sidewalks and roadways; Sherman Park, to include the interior sidewalks (the east sidewalk on 15th Street, NW, can remain open to pedestrian traffic); and First Division Park to include the interior sidewalks (the west sidewalk on 17th Street, NW, can remain open to pedestrian traffic); will be closed to the public from 6:00 a.m. through 12:00 p.m. (Noon)
  • The White House Sidewalk, between East Executive Avenue, NW and West Executive Avenue, NW, and Lafayette Park except for the northern sidewalk adjacent to H Street, NW, and the area north of the bollards near 16th Street, NW will be closed to the public from 6:00 a.m. through 12:00 p.m. (Noon)

State Dinner

  • E Street, NW, from 15th to 17th Streets, NW, to include the sidewalks along First Division Park and Sherman Park; and the south fence line of the White House grounds; will be closed to the public from 5:00p.m. through 12:00 a.m. (Midnight)
  • The Ellipse, to include the interior sidewalks and roadways; Sherman Park, to include the interior sidewalks (the east sidewalk on 15th Street, NW, can remain open to pedestrian traffic); and First Division Park to include the interior sidewalks (the west sidewalk on 17th Street, NW, can remain open to pedestrian traffic); will be closed to the public from 5:00 p.m. through 12:00 a.m. (Midnight)
  • The White House Sidewalk, between East Executive Avenue, NW and West Executive Avenue, NW; and Lafayette Park except for the northern sidewalk adjacent to H Street, NW, and the area north of the bollards near 16th Street, NW will be closed to the public from 5:00p.m. through 12:00 a.m. (Midnight)

The National Park Service is also imposing a public use limitation and will not allow into the general public and public ticketed areas:

  • Laptops, Tripods, Monopods, and Selfie Sticks

*If an invited guest arrives with a tablet, they will be redirected to the X-ray line for screening.

  • Large Bags and Suitcases exceeding size restrictions (18” x 13” x 7”)
  • Packages
  • Drones and other Unmanned Aircraft Systems
  • Animals other than service/guide dogs
  • Bicycles, Scooters, Folding Chairs, Balloons, Coolers, Glass, Thermal or Metal Containers
  • Umbrellas (umbrellas without metal tips will be permitted)
  • Any pointed object(s), to include knives of any kind
  • Aerosols, Tobacco Products, e-Cigarettes, Lighters, Matches, Personal Grooming Items
  • Firearms, Ammunition, Fireworks, Laser Pointers, Stun Guns, Tasers, Mace/Pepper Spray, Toy Weapons
  • Tents and Structures
  • Any Other Items Determined to be Potential Safety Hazards A map illustrating the closed park areas is attached.

The park area will be closed to the public to provide security and ensure public safety during the State Arrival Ceremony and State Arrival Dinner for the Prime Minister of the Republic of India.Persons demonstrating or otherwise using these park areas should remove themselves and any personal property from the closed park areas south of the White House by 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 22, 2023. Following these park areas reopening to the public (at approximately 12:00 p.m. Noon), persons demonstrating or otherwise using these park areas should remove themselves and any personal property from the closed park areas by 5:00 p.m., on Thursday, June 22, 2023.

The National Park Service appreciates the public's cooperation in this matter.

/s/ John Stanwich
National Park Service
National Capital Region

Last updated: May 10, 2024

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