It’s the first official weekend of The Cherry Blossom Festival and the blossoms have started to show an extension of their florets, meaning peak bloom is still expected to arrive on schedule.
While the outdoor memorials are open to visitors during the shutdown, other monuments and services may not be available.
Despite the decision by organizer Jason Kessler to withdraw his request for a court order allowing him to stage a rally in Charlottesville, opponents expect the city to be full of white nationalists on Aug. 11 and Aug. 12.
In what’s being described as a “dignified solution,” the National Park Service now has an agreement with a group to take possession of cremated remains that have been left at the well-known memorial.
Most in D.C. aren’t aware of the process in place — and manpower required — to protect the National Mall from 100-year flooding.
For fans of D.C.’s cherry blossoms, the biggest concern this weekend isn’t going to be the rain or even the chances of a few snowflakes but the bitterly cold overnight temperatures. The National Park Service says this is the number to watch.
Even if the region gets coated in snow, peak bloom of the cherry blossoms is still expected to occur on the Tidal Basin sometime between March 27 and March 31, the National Park Services says.
Proponents for stricter gun control laws are planning a march in D.C. in the wake of the Parkland school shooting, but they have hit a snag: There’s no set site for a demonstration.
Two marches on Friday and Saturday are expected to bring a large number of protesters to D.C. and will pose travel challenges for those attending or trying to avoid the crowds. Here’s what you should know about street closures.
The National Park Service announced it wants to prohibit sports and recreation on multiple fields along the National Mall, but D.C. residents and government officials do not agree with the decision.
The National Park Service plans to ban sports on the grounds of the Washington Monument, and charge an hourly fee to use 28 athletic fields on the National Mall and in Rock Creek Park.
National Park Service spokesperson Mike Litterst says the draft permit has been submitted and will be reviewed in the upcoming week.
The National Park Service is testing a high-tech treatment using lasers to remove a grimy, black film that has plagued the Jefferson Memorial for years.
The National Park Service drained and cleaned the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool after a parasite killed 80 ducklings there. Going forward, park officials will test the water more frequently.
The National Park Service has resumed tours of the clock tower in the historic Old Post Office Building, which is also the site of the Trump International Hotel.
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