National Park Service

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National Parks in D.C. Area Called $929 Million Boon

The National Park Service says visitors to parks in and around the nation’s capital spent nearly $929 million in surrounding communities in 2012.

03/04/2014

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Park Service Announces Peak Bloom Dates for D.C. Cherry Blossoms

Despite the long, snowy winter in the Mid-Atlantic region, Washington’s famous cherry blossom trees are expected to bring the first sure sign of spring between April 8-12, when they’re predicted to reach peak bloom, the National Park Service said Tuesday.

03/04/2014

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Group Aims to Repair D.C.’s Black Civil War Memorial

The group that built the African Civil War Memorial in Washington is now raising funds to repair it after the memorial was damaged by gunfire.

02/24/2014

File photo of tourists walking near the Washington Monument. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

National Book Festival Moves Off National Mall

After a decade on the National Mall, the National Book Festival is moving to a new location this year due to new rules and costs associated with holding a large event on the promenade between the Capitol and Lincoln Memorial.

01/08/2014

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Sharpshooters Target Catoctin Mountain Park Deer

National Park Service sharpshooters are taking aim at white-tailed deer in Catoctin Mountain Park near Thurmont.

11/18/2013

Surveyors are taking advantage of the scaffolding around the Washington Monument to confirm its height. (Getty Images)

Surveyors Checking Height Of Washington Monument

Surveyors are checking to make sure that the Washington Monument is still 555 feet, 5 1/8 inches tall.

11/07/2013

Grand Canyon. (Credit: GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Grand Canyon, Statue Of Liberty Among National Parks To Reopen With State Funds

States are using their own money to reopen some national parks, including the Grand Canyon, Statue of Liberty, Zion National Park and Mount Rushmore

10/12/2013

Just as March Madness sweeps the nation for college basketball fans, the White House is making an extra push to increase health care enrollment in the wake of a report showing 1.9 million young people sought emergency treatment from sports-related injuries in 2012. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Judge Opens McLean Ball Field Closed in Government Shutdown

A judge has temporarily opened a northern Virginia ball field that the National Park Service had closed because of the government shutdown.

10/11/2013

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Nation’s Oldest Full-Time Park Ranger Furloughed

A 92-year-old Northern California woman who is the nation’s oldest full-time national park ranger said Friday she’s surprised that she has joined the ranks of those currently out of work due to the ongoing U.S. government shutdown.

10/08/2013

Ford's Theater may be the latest casualty of the government shutdown. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Government Shutdown May Halt ‘Laramie Project’ at Ford’s Theatre

Ford’s Theatre may have to postpone its run of “The Laramie Project” because the play is being forced out of the theater during the government shutdown.

10/02/2013

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