Norton Introduces Bill To Rename Rock Creek Park “Rock Creek National Park”


Norton Introduces Bill to Rename Rock Creek Park “Rock Creek National Park”

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) introduced a bill yesterday to rename Rock Creek Park “Rock Creek National Park,” which would highlight the significance of the park for the nation, including visitors to the nation’s capital, in addition to District of Columbia residents.  Norton said adding “National” will help recognize Rock Creek as one of the nation’s great historic parks, along with Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks.  Rock Creek is the nation’s oldest urban park and the third oldest federal park.
“Rock Creek Park is one of the nation’s oldest and most historic parks …

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