Senate Energy And Natural Resources Committee Passes Norton Bill For Improvements To Franklin Park And Other NPS-Owned D.C. Neighborhood Parks
Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Passes Norton Bill for Improvements to Franklin Park and Other NPS-Owned D.C. Neighborhood Parks
May 17, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) said the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, chaired by Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), today passed Norton’s bill (H.R. 2897) that clarifies that the District of Columbia and the National Park Service (NPS) have the authority to enter into cooperative management agreements to maintain and operate NPS properties in the District, such as Franklin Park. Murkowski introduced the Senate companion bill (S. 1956). H.R. 2897 passed the House in January.
The rehabilitation of Franklin Park would be funded through a public-private partnership between NPS, the D.C. government and …