“The National Park Service is necessarily one of my priorities since nearly every playground in the District of Columbia is possessed by NPS and funded by the federal government,” Norton said in an announcement. “NPS has important local responsibilities, making open transparency and communication essential for residents. I’m grateful NPS has taken the significant step in agreeing to hear in the community quarterly to prioritize their requirements.” Details regarding when, where, and meetings would be held were not granted by the office of Norton.
Del.. Eleanor Holmes Norton claims that annual public meetings will be held by the National Park Service with locals
Curbed has contacted NPS for comment and will update this article should any are provided by the Park Service. Local residents have long whined about NPS’s direction of local parks, including triangle and circle parks located on federal land. But improvements might be on the road: Before this year, the U.S. government approved legislation which in part enables the District to get into cooperative management arrangements with NPS for the upkeep of federal parks in the city–such as downtown’s Franklin Square Park.
Denizens of this District will soon be able to voice their opinions directly to officers with the National Park Service (NPS) about federally controlled green areas in the city, based on Eleanor Holmes Norton, D.C.’s longtime delegate into the U.S. House of Representatives. In a release the office of Norton stated NPS had committed to sponsor public meetings.