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As the D.C. council considers a smoking ban in city parks and near playgrounds, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton is calling on the National Park Service to institute a smoking ban in all NPS parks in the District.
Most birds don't fly high enough to see the top of the Washington Monument, though that didn't stop a group of government officials and philanthropists from clipping themselves into harnesses and climbing to the tip to see the obelisk's cracked stones.
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The battle of Gettysburg was a major turning point in the Civil War. And events to commemorate the 150th anniversary of this seminole event offer a great get-a-way opportunity and a chance to learn more the Civil War.
Trash cans have been removed from more than two dozen parks along the George Washington Memorial Parkway in an effort to force visitors to pick up after themselves. The National Park Service says the move will also better use staff, who no longer have to empty trash cans.
Despite an $11 million makeover, the centerpiece of Columbus Circle remains in a state of disrepair.
Rock Creek Park Ranger Scott Einberger takes WTOP on a tour of the park. Between 4,000 and 5,000 guests visit the Washington area park every month to see the a variety of critters, trees and other living things. Visitors exercise, sight-see and bask in the park's natural beauty.
The National Park Service is considering closing restroom and visitor facilities earlier and eliminating late-night ranger hours at monuments and memorials on the National Mall, WTOP has learned.
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