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Work begins on MLK Memorial quote

The National Park Service says it will begin work Monday to remove a disputed inscription from the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.

Monday - 07/22/2013, 12:20pm EDT

Tags: National Park Service, Neal Augenstein, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

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Delegate asks for smoking ban in D.C.'s National parks

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.

Friday - 06/14/2013, 08:03am EDT

Tags: National Park Service, Eleanor Holmes Norton, smoking ban, Steve Whitesell

From 500 feet, a new view of Washington Monument

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.

Friday - 06/07/2013, 06:37am EDT

Tags: Washington Monument, National Park Service

300K expected for Gettysburg 150th Civil War commemoration

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.

Wednesday - 06/05/2013, 06:24am EDT

Tags: Civil War 150th Anniversary, Battle of Gettysburg, travel, Robert E. Lee, National Park Service, Hank Silverberg, tourism, Civil War

2 dozen area parks eliminate trash cans, not trash

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.

Tuesday - 05/28/2013, 03:10pm EDT

Tags: National Park Service, George Washington Parkway, Kristi King, trash

Makeover outside Union Station neglected fountain

Despite an $11 million makeover, the centerpiece of Columbus Circle remains in a state of disrepair.

Friday - 05/10/2013, 05:03pm EDT

Tags: Columbia Plaza, fountain, Union Station, john aaron, National Park Service

Spend summer in natural beauty at Rock Creek Park

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.

Wednesday - 04/24/2013, 09:17am EDT

Tags: Rock Creek Park, National Park Service, Scott Einberger, Natalie Plumb

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