Temporary Area Closures

map of Ellipse closure area

NPS

March 27, 2021

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. will be closed on Saturday, March 27, 2021 from approximately 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Rain Date: Sunday, March 28, 2021 from approximately 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.)

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 exercises being conducted by Marine Helicopter Squadron One.

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., Saturday, March 27, 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
 
Map of the White House and surrounding buildings and grounds. Area to north of White House is shaded red to show closure of President's Park from 15th Street, N.W. to 17th Street, N.W., and H Street, N.W. to Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W

NPS

March 21, 2021
Notice to the Public


The north White House Sidewalk between East Executive Avenue and West Executive Avenue and all of Lafayette Park, with the exception of a portion of the northeast quadrant, will be closed to the public from approximately 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 21, 2021 to approximately 9:00 a.m. on Monday, April 12, 2021. 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 while a USSS protectee is staying in the area.

Persons demonstrating or otherwise using these park areas should remove themselves and any personal property from the closed park areas by 9:00 p.m., Sunday, March 21, 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
 
Presidents Park Closures

NPS

February 18, 2021
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC


At the request of the United States Secret Service (USSS), the National Park Service is imposing a temporary closure of most the 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 most of Lafayette Park, and all of the north White House Sidewalk between East Executive Avenue and West Executive Avenue.

Regarding the Ellipse, here are the areas to be closed: The entire Ellipse and its side panels, roadways and sidewalks except for a portion of the southwest side panel as described below.

Regarding the Ellipse, here is the area that will be opened: A portion of the southwest side panel bounded by Constitution Avenue N.W. on the south, the Second Division Memorial area on the west, the Ellipse paved roadway on the north, and 16th Street N.W. on the east.

Regarding Lafayette Park, here are the areas to be closed: All areas of the park except for a portion of the northeast quadrant.

Regarding Lafayette Park, here is the area that will be opened: A portion of the northeast quadrant.

Specifically, these public use limitations will be in effect from 9 p.m. on Saturday, February 20, 2021, until approximately 9:00 a.m. on Monday, March 22, 2021. Emergency vehicles will still have access to the cordoned off area, should an emergency situation arise. 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.

Following a request made by the United States Secret Service (USSS), the park areas will be closed to the public to provide a secure perimeter with sufficient standoff distance to protect these sensitive facilities and those within them and to ensure public safety due to the unique security requirements associated with recent violent events in the vicinity of the White House Complex and security incidents at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.

Persons demonstrating or otherwise using these park areas should remove themselves and any personal property from the closed park areas by 9:00 p.m., on Saturday, February 20, 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
 
Inaugural Stand Construction Closures
The closure includes Lafayette Park and the White House sidewalk.

NPS

Notice to the Public - Partial Closure of Lafayette Park


Lafayette Park and the White House sidewalk, as depicted in the attached map, will be temporarily closed to the general public beginning at approximately 6:00 a.m. on Friday, October 9, 2020. This closure is necessary to allow for the beginning of the traditional construction of the reviewing and media stands, structures, and related components, associated activities for the 2021 Presidential Inauguration, and to build a safety and security perimeter surrounding the construction site. At approximately 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 15, 2020, once the construction site is built and secured with fencing, a section of the Northern half of Lafayette Park will reopen to the public. The remaining area of Lafayette Park, the White House Sidewalk and the closed areas under the authority of other jurisdictions will remain closed until approximately 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 28, 2021. This closure will be dentified by fencing and signage. Violation is prohibited.

Persons demonstrating or otherwise using these closed park areas should remove themselves and any personal property by 6:00 a.m., Friday, October 9, 2020.

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: March 27, 2021

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