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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.
A Washington waterfront landmark gets a new moniker after its previous owner was forced out.
The National Park Service initially hoped to remove 60 deer from Rock Creek Park, but Park Service spokeswoman Carol Johnson says officials are still pleased with the results.
D.C. Councilmember Marion Barry says he did not personally send tweets from his account criticizing the National Park Service about a Rock Creek Park deer hunt.
As the controlled deer hunt in Rock Creek Park begins Wednesday night, temporary nighttime road closures will go into effect to protect park visitors and neighbors.
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