Temporary Area Closures

Notice to the Public - Temporary Security Modifications

Following a request made by the United States Secret Service (USSS) regarding the unique security requirements with the ongoing Presidential election process, and the need to quickly deescalate potentially violent encounters, protect park resources, and maintain public safety near the White House Complex the National Park Service (NPS) will allow the USSS to temporarily restrict public access to certain park land under NPS jurisdiction in the vicinity of the White House through the use of USSS procured anti-scale fencing. This restriction, absent a law enforcement need to close the White House Complex, will not limit the public’s ability to demonstrate in the remainder of the park.

Specifically, a limited modification to President's Park through the placement of anti-scale fencing along the below listed areas adjacent to the White House Complex that was installed on November 2, 2020 and was to be in place through November 11 will now be extended from 6:00 a.m. on November 11, 2020, through approximately 6:00 a.m. on November 16, 2020:

  • West sidewalk of 15th Street, NW between H Street, NW and Constitution Avenue, NW;

  • East sidewalk of 17th Street, NW between H Street, NW and Constitution Avenue, NW; and

  • North sidewalk of Constitution Avenue, NW between 15th and 17th Streets, NW.

In addition, the temporary and limited modification to Lafayette Park commenced on July 31, 2020 will be maintained by keeping the existing antiscale fence in place along H Street, NW, with three gates installed to allow for public ingress and egress. In addition, the areas closed for Inaugural related construction in Lafayette Park, Pennsylvania Avenue and the White House Sidewalk will remain closed.

The fencing will be placed in a manner that allows a portion of the sidewalks to remain open to pedestrian traffic. Pedestrian access gates will also be installed in the fencing along 15th Street, NW, 17th Street, NW, and Constitution Avenue, NW, to allow pedestrian access to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Sherman Park, First Division Park, and the Ellipse. The controlled park areas described above are delineated by fencing and are further detailed on the attached map. Violation is prohibited.

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

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

 

Notice to the Public - Temporary Security Modifications

Following a request made by the United States Secret Service (USSS) regarding the unique security requirements with the ongoing Presidential election process, and the need to quickly deescalate potentially violent encounters, protect park resources, and maintain public safety near the White House Complex the National Park Service (NPS) will permit the USSS to temporarily restrict public access to certain park land under NPS jurisdiction in the vicinity of the White House through the use of USSS procured anti-scale fencing. This restriction, absent a law enforcement need to close the White House complex, will not limit the public’s ability to demonstrate in the remainder of the park.

Specifically, a limited modification to President's Park through the placement of anti-scale fencing along the below listed areas adjacent to the White House Complex that was installed on November 2, 2020 and was to be in place through November 8 will now be extended from 6:00 a.m. on November 8, 2020, through approximately 6:00 a.m. on November 11, 2020 :
  • West sidewalk of 15th Street, NW between H Street, NW and Constitution Avenue, NW;
  • East sidewalk of 17th Street, NW between H Street, NW and Constitution Avenue, NW; and
  • North sidewalk of Constitution Avenue, NW between 15th and 17th Streets, NW.
In addition, the temporary and limited modification to Lafayette Park commenced on July 31, 2020 will be maintained by keeping the existing antiscale fence in place along H Street, NW, with three gates installed to allow for public ingress and egress. In addition, the areas closed for Inaugural related construction in Lafayette Park, Pennsylvania Avenue and the White House Sidewalk will remain closed.

The fencing will be placed in a manner that allows a portion of the sidewalks to remain open to pedestrian traffic. Pedestrian access gates will also be installed in the fencing along 15th Street, NW, 17th Street, NW, and Constitution Avenue, NW, to allow pedestrian access to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Sherman Park, First Division Park, and the Ellipse. The controlled park areas described above are delineated by fencing and are further detailed on the attached map. Violation is prohibited.

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

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

Notice to the Public - Temporary Security Modifications


Following a request made by the United States Secret Service (USSS) regarding the unique security requirements with the upcoming Presidential election, and the need to quickly deescalate potentially violent encounters, protect park resources, and maintain public safety near the White House Complex the National Park Service (NPS) will temporarily restrict access to certain park land under its jurisdiction in the vicinity of the White House. This restriction, absent a law enforcement need to close the White complex, will not limit the public’s ability to demonstrate in the park.

Specifically, a limited modification to President's Park through the placement of anti-scale fencing along the below listed areas adjacent to the White House Complex from 6:00 p.m. on November 2, 2020, through approximately 6:00 a.m. on November 8, 2020:
  • West sidewalk of 15th Street, NW between H Street, NW and Constitution Avenue, NW;
  • East sidewalk of 17th Street, NW between H Street, NW and Constitution Avenue, NW; and
  • North sidewalk of Constitution Avenue, NW between 15th and 17th Streets, NW.
In addition, the temporary and limited modification to Lafayette Park commenced on July 31, 2020 will be maintained by keeping the existing anti-scale fence in place along H Street, NW, with three gates installed to allow for public ingress and egress. In addition, the areas closed for Inaugural related construction in Lafayette Park, Pennsylvania Avenue and the White House Sidewalk will remain closed.

The fencing will be placed in a manner that allows a portion of the sidewalks to remain open to pedestrian traffic. Pedestrian access gates will also be installed in the fencing along 15th Street, NW, 17th Street, NW, and Constitution Avenue, NW, to allow pedestrian access to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Sherman Park, First Division Park, and the Ellipse. The controlled park areas described above are delineated by fencing and are further detailed on the attached map. Violation is prohibited.

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: November 11, 2020

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