Temporary Area Closures

Map of Closure for White House North Grounds Paving Project - White House Sidewalk
Map showing areas of closure in President's park associated with the White House North Grounds Paving Project.

John Stanwich, NPS

August 10, 2022
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

The north White House Sidewalk between East Executive Avenue and West Executive Avenue will be closed starting on Thursday, August 11, 2022, from approximately 6:00 a.m. until approximately 6:00 p.m. on Friday, August 12, 2022. Following the reopening of the area over the weekend (Saturday, August 13 – Sunday, August 14), starting at 6:00 a.m. on Monday, August 15 until approximately 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 16, 2022, the north White House Sidewalk between East Executive Avenue and West Executive Avenue will be closed again. The closed areas described above and the anticipated closed areas under other jurisdictions are noted on the attached map and are further delineated by fencing. Violation is prohibited. The park areas will be closed to the public to provide security and ensure public safety in association with the milling and paving of the White House North Grounds Driveway taking place from August 11-12, 2022, and again from August 15-16, 2022.Persons demonstrating or otherwise using these park areas should remove themselves and any personal property from the closed park areas by 6:00 a.m., Thursday, August 11, 2022. Following the areas being reopened after 6 p.m. on Friday, August 12, 2022 persons demonstrating or otherwise using these park areas should remove themselves and any personal property from the closed park areas by 6:00 a.m., Monday, August 15, 2022.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 areas of closure of President's Park on August 4, 2022
Closure map for 2022 White House Spring Garden Tours

John Stanwich

August 4, 2022
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
The north White House Sidewalk between East Executive Avenue and WestExecutive Avenue will be closed to the public from approximately 11:15 a.m. to approximately 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 4, 2022. A map illustrating the closed park area, and the anticipated closed areas under other jurisdictions, is attached.The park areas will be closed to the public to provide security and ensure public safety as a Presidential Cabinet Meeting is taking place at the White House Complex in conjunction with construction projects taking place on West Executive.Persons demonstrating or otherwise using these park areas should remove themselves and any personal property from the closed park areas by 11:15 a.m., Thursday, August 4, 2022.The National Park Service appreciates the public's cooperation in this matter.
/s/ John Stanwich
National Park Service
Interior Region 1 - National Capital Area
 
 
Closure map of areas of President's Park for the Congressional Picnic Event on July 12, 2022.
Closure map of areas of President's Park for the Congressional Picnic Event on July 12, 2022.

John Stanwich, NPS

July 11, 2022

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 Tuesday, July 12, 2022 from approximately 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 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)
  • 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
  • Flags, Signs, Posters and Banners of Any Kind
  • 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 Congressional Picnic. Persons demonstrating or otherwise using these park areas should remove themselves and any personal property from the closed park areas by 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 12, 2022. 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 of July Fourth Closures in President's Park
Map of Closure Areas of President's Park - July 4, 2022

J. Stanwich - NPS

July 2, 2022
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

In conjunction with the White House July 4th event 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 Monday, July 2, 2022 from approximately 2:00 p.m. to approximately 11:59 p.m. Also the White House Sidewalk along Pennsylvania Avenue N.W. between East Executive Avenue and West Executive Avenue will be closed to the public from 2:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. on Monday, July 4, 2022. A map illustrating the closed park areas and the closed areas 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
  • Flags, Signs, Posters and Banners of Any Kind
  • 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 North and South of the White House by 2:00 p.m. on Monday, July 4, 2022. The National Park Service appreciates the public's cooperation in this matter.

/s/ John Stanwich
National Park Service
Interior Region 1 - National Capital Area

 
Closure map for 5/4/2022 Team USA Olympic Event at the White House
Map showing areas of President's Park closed for the May 4, 2022 Team USA Olympic Event at the White House.

USSS/NPS Image

May 4, 2022

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

On Wednesday, May 4, 2022 the National Park Service is imposing a temporary closure of the Northern Half 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, all of Lafayette Park and the White House Sidewalk. This temporary closure comes at the request of the United States Secret Service in conjunction with the Olympic/Paralympic event at the White House. Only authorized passholders and their invited guests will be admitted into the closed areas during this time. Violation is prohibited. Specifically, during the following time periods on May 4, 2022, the following park areas will be closed to the public: From approximately 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.:

  1. First Division Park, to include interior sidewalks (the west sidewalk on 17th Street, NW, can remain open to pedestrian traffic);
  2. Sherman Park, to include interior sidewalks (the east sidewalk on 15th Street, NW, can remain open to pedestrian traffic);
  3. E Street, NW, from 15th Street, NW to 17th Street, NW, to include the sidewalks along the above mentioned parks, the south fence line of the White House grounds, and the area surrounding the Zero Mile Stone; and
  4. The northern half of the Ellipse, to include the interior sidewalks and roadways (the western sidewalk of 15th Street, NW; and the eastern sidewalk of 17th Street, NW, may remain open to pedestrians).
  5. The north fence line of the White House grounds from East Executive Avenue, NW, to West Executive Avenue, NW.
  6. All of Lafayette Park.

The closed areas described above and the anticipated closed areas under other jurisdictions are noted on the attached map and are further delineated by fencing, bicycle rack, jersey barriers and crime scene tape. Violation is prohibited. At the request of the Secret Service, the National Park Service is also imposing a public use limitation on those passholders and their invited guests authorized to enter these closed areas and will not allow into the closed areas:

  • 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

Persons demonstrating or otherwise using these park areas should remove themselves and any personal property from the closed park areas by approximately 7:00 a.m., May 4, 2022.

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 depicting closure of Pennsylvania Avenue, 1st Division Monument, and Sherman Park

May 29, 2021
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC


At the request of the United States Secret Service, the National Park Service will temporarily modify and/or restrict access to certain streets, sidewalks, and park lands under its jurisdiction. Specifically, the National Park Service (NPS) will permit the USSS to carryout the following temporary limited modification and or park area closures.

First Division Monument Grounds
There will be a temporary closure to the public of the First Division Monument grounds and certain adjacent roadways and sidewalks, including State Place, NW from 17th Street, NW to West Executive Avenue, NW, as well as the adjacent sidewalks; West Executive Avenue, NW from State Place, NW to E Street, NW, as well as the adjacent sidewalks; and E Street, NW from 17thStreet, NW to West Executive Avenue, NW as well as the northern sidewalk.

This closure will remain in place until the construction in the area adjacent to this park is completed, which is expected to occur no later than at 11:59 p.m. on June 30, 2021. Additionally, beginning at approximately 12:00 a.m. on July 1, 2021, through approximately 11:59 p.m. on May 31, 2022, absent public safety concerns that would require its temporary closure, First Division Monument, to include the memorial and the southern pedestrian walkways will be accessible to pedestrian access from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. daily via the southeast pedestrian walkway and closed to public access from 7:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.

William T. Sherman Park
There will be a temporary closure to the public of William T. Sherman Park, as well as certain adjacent roadways and sidewalks, including Alexander Hamilton Place, NW from 15th Street, NW, to East Executive Avenue, NW, as well as the adjacent sidewalks; East Executive Avenue, NW from Alexander Hamilton Place, NW to E Street, NW, as well as the adjacent sidewalks; and E Street, NW from East Executive Avenue, NW to 15th Street, NW, as well as the north sidewalk.

This closure will remain in place until the construction in the area adjacent to the park land is completed, which is expected to occur no later than approximately 11:59 p.m. on September 30, 2021. Additionally, beginning at 12:00 a.m. on October 1, 2021, through 11:59 p.m. on May 31, 2022, absent public safety concerns or White House tour and event guest processing that would precipitate its temporary closure, William T. Sherman Park, to include the monument and the pedestrian walkways adjacent to the monument, will be accessible to pedestrian access from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. daily and closed to public access from 7:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.

E Street, NW
There will be a closure of E Street, NW from the crosswalk just east of West Executive Avenue, NW to the crosswalk just west of East Executive Avenue, NW, including the north sidewalk. This closure will remain in place until the construction on the south side of the White House Complex is completed, which is expected to occur no later than 11:59 p.m. on September 30, 2021.

Lafayette Park and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Finally, the NPS will permit the Secret Service to maintain the temporary and limited modification to Lafayette Park by keeping the existing anti-scale fence in place along H Street, NW between Jackson Place, NW and Madison Place, NW, but excluding a portion of the northeast quadrant of Lafayette Park, with four gates to allow for public access to the park. Absent public safety concerns that would precipitate their temporary closure, the gates will remain open for public access to Lafayette Park. Finally, the Secret Service requested to temporarily restrict public access to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW between Jackson Place, NW and Madison Place, NW, including the southern sidewalk and extending into a portion of Pennsylvania Avenue beyond each intersection, but allowing for pedestrian access to Lafayette Park from Pennsylvania Avenue from both the east and the west. This closure will begin immediately and continue until 11:59 p.m. July 3, 2021.

The areas described above are delineated by fencing and signage and are detailed on the attached map. Violation is prohibited.

The public use limitation and closure come at the request of the United States Secret Service to provide necessary security ensure public safety, protect national park lands, and to provide a secure perimeter with sufficient standoff distance to protect the White House Complex and those within it particularly in light of ongoing major construction impacting access on the Southside of the White House.

The closed park areas described above and those under other jurisdiction are delineated by fencing and are further detailed on the attached map. Violation is prohibited.

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 Saturday, May 29, 2021. The National Park Service appreciates the public's cooperation in this matter.

/s/ John Stanwich
National Park Service
Interior Region 1 - National Capital Area

Last updated: August 11, 2022

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