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Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton to Host NPS Town Hall on U St. Tonight

by Tim Regan — November 1, 2016 at 2:45 pm 0

Meridian Hill Park fountain on Aug. 12, 2016District residents will have the “rare opportunity” to talk directly to National Park Service officials during a town hall meeting on U Street tonight.

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton is scheduled host a town hall meeting tonight regarding D.C.’s urban parks that are owned and maintained by the National Park Service.

The community meeting begins at the African American Civil War Museum (1925 Vermont Ave. NW) at 6:30 p.m. this evening.

Meridian Hill Park, Dupont Circle, Logan Circle and the National Mall are just a few examples of D.C.’s NPS-owned parks.

“In a rare opportunity to speak to regional NPS leadership, Norton will be joined by National Park Service (NPS) National Capital Region Regional Director Bob Vogel and four regional NPS superintendents to hear from D.C. residents on how NPS can work with the community to maintain D.C.’s NPS-owned neighborhood parks located in all eight wards,” says a statement about the meeting.

Read more in the Oct. 31 press release from Norton’s office:

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will host a community town hall entitled “Our Neighborhood Crown Jewels: National Park Service’s Urban Parks in D.C.” [tonight], Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at 6:30 p.m., at the African America Civil War Museum (1925 Vermont Ave. NW).  In a rare opportunity to speak to regional NPS leadership, Norton will be joined by National Park Service (NPS) National Capital Region Regional Director Bob Vogel and four regional NPS superintendents to hear from D.C. residents on how NPS can work with the community to maintain D.C.’s NPS-owned neighborhood parks located in all eight wards.

In addition to attending tomorrow’s town hall, residents are encouraged to provide feedback on the new NPS website focused on D.C. parks, which Norton successfully got NPS to create to help connect residents with NPS officials on maintenance requests or to find contact information for their park’s superintendent.

“Considering all eight wards in D.C. have NPS-owned parks, Tuesday’s town hall is a rare opportunity for residents to speak up about their particular neighborhood parks,” Norton said.  “D.C. residents and I appreciate our unique relationship with NPS, which maintains our parks despite congressional underfunding of NPS.  The town hall will assemble four regional NPS superintendents in one place, and I encourage residents from all eight wards where NPS parks are located to attend tomorrow’s NPS town hall.”

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