Rock Creek National Park? Norton Wants a New Name For Nation’s Oldest Urban Park.


Rock Creek National Park? Norton wants a new name for nation’s oldest urban park.

The official list of national parks is filled with iconic places: Yellowstone, Yosemite and the Grand Canyon, to name a few.Rock Creek Park, which was created by Congress in 1890 and runs through the heart of the nation’s capital, is nowhere on that list. Instead, the National Park Service has relegated Rock Creek to the category of “other designations.”
D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) wants to change that.
Norton is asking Congress to rename it “Rock Creek National Park,” which would move the country’s oldest urban park into the big leagues, where she says it belongs.

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