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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

National Park Service considers closing restrooms earlier, reducing ranger hours

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.

Monday - 04/15/2013, 02:14pm EDT

Tags: National Park Service, Neal Augenstein

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Georgetown boat rental launches new name

A Washington waterfront landmark gets a new moniker after its previous owner was forced out.

Thursday - 04/11/2013, 04:52pm EDT

Tags: boathouse, National Park Service, waterfront, Paul Simkin, Georgetown

National Park Service releases deer death count

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.

Monday - 04/01/2013, 08:48pm EDT

Tags: deer hunt, Rock Creek Park, National Park Service, shooting, michelle basch

Marion Barry: Twitter remark about park service inappropriate

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.

Friday - 03/29/2013, 06:20am EDT

Tags: marion barry, D.C. Council, National Park Service, deer hunt, Rock Creek Park

Controlled deer hunt begins in Rock Creek Park

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.

Thursday - 03/28/2013, 01:27am EDT

Tags: Rock Creek Park, Deer, deer hunt, deer dilemma, National Park Service

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