Norton Wants NPS To Reconsider Proposal To Close Washington Monument Athletic Fields, Spike In Fees For Other Fields On The Mall

Norton Wants NPS to Reconsider Proposal to Close Washington Monument Athletic Fields, Spike in Fees for Other Fields on the Mall

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), joined by Representatives Elijah Cummings (D-MD), Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD), John Sarbanes (D-MD), Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Don Beyer (D-VA) and Jamie Raskin (D-MD), today sent a letter to the National Park Service (NPS) urging it to reconsider its proposal to permanently close six athletic fields on the grounds of the Washington Monument and to significantly increase the fees to reserve other fields on the National Mall.
In the letter, the Members wrote, “As you know, the Founders and the original planners of the District of Columbia always intended the National Mall to be …

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