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.
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.
Government Shutdown May Halt 'Laramie Project' at Ford's TheatreFord'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.
Another Shutdown Casualty: Once In A Lifetime Rafting Trips On The Colorado RiverTuesday was rigging day. The day that two groups of people from across the country would be in Arizona inflating rafts to launch on the Colorado River, loading food and camping gear, and strapping it all down so it doesn't end up in the water. Instead, the groups of 16 people each camped out at a lodge near Lees Ferry unable to get into Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and close to the water. With the federal government shutdown, their Wednesday launch dates on one of the most coveted river trips in the country — through the Grand Canyon — appears unlikely.
National Park Service Creates Website for Teachers The National Park Service is launching a new website for teachers that will provide lesson plans and resources about science and historic places in national parks throughout the country.
National Park Service Seeks Public Comment on Deer Management The National Park Service on Monday released its proposal to reduce the deer population in by using sharpshooters.
Green Paint Stain Still Shows on Lincoln MemorialThree areas of the Lincoln Memorial statue still show faint signs of staining after a vandal splattered green paint at the site last week.
Work to Begin Next Week on MLK Memorial Quote The National Park Service says it will begin work next week to remove a disputed inscription from the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.
Park Service to Light Monument During Restoration While the Washington Monument is closed for earthquake damage repairs over the next year, 488 lamps will restore the marble tower's glow each night on the National Mall.
US Park Police to End Furloughs Next WeekThe National Park Service is ending unpaid leave for U.S. Park Police officers earlier than expected.
Cherry Blossom Peak Bloom Dated Pushed Back -- Again The National Park Service has updated its predicted peak bloom time for the District of Columbia's cherry trees for a second time, moving it back a few days.
Sharpshooters Kill 20 Deer in Rock Creek ParkThe National Park Service says sharpshooters have killed 20 deer in Washington's Rock Creek Park, reducing the deer population in the park by roughly 10 percent.
Group to Protest Killing of Deer in Rock Creek Park An advocacy group is protesting a National Park Service decision to kill deer in Washington's Rock Creek Park.
Spring Snow Not Likely to Harm D.C. Cherry Blossoms The spring snow is not expected to affect Washington's famous cherry blossoms.
Peak Bloom Dates for Cherry Blossoms Pushed BackThe peak bloom dates for the cherry blossoms have been pushed back due to cold weather, officials said.