United States Department of The Interior


National Capital Region
1100 Ohio Drive, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20242


Received 9-21-87 Ranger Barton
Temporary Closure of Lafayette Park

Lafayette Park will be closed to the public from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 22, (if necessary from 6:00 to 10:00 p,m., Wednesday, September 23), for safety reasons during a brief fireworks display, In addition, Pennsylvania Avenue, between 15th Street and 17th Street, Madison and Jackson Places and East Executive Park will be closed.

A fireworks display will occur in this area as part of an official function on September 22. In case of rain, the event will take place September 23 during the same time period.

The decision to close Lafayette Park is based on the results of a test conducted August 4, which determined that a safety zone is needed for the launch/fallout area. This safety zone also will require the closure of Pennsylvania Avenue between 15th and 17th Streets, including the sidewalks, Madison and Jackson Places and East Executive Park.

Persons demonstrating in the park or otherwise using the park, should remove themselves and any personal property by 6:00 p.m., September 22, (if necessary, by 6:00 p.m., September 23.) You may, if you wish, leave your demonstration signs during this brief closure. However, the National Park Service cannot accept responsibility for your personal property. Those persons wishing to continue their demonstration activity may do so on the H Street sidewallc adjacent to the north side of Lafayette Park, or McPherson Park at 15th Street and Vermont Avenue, N.W., which is only one-block northwest of Lafayette Park.

The National Park Service appreciates the public's cooperation in this matter.

Associate Regional Director Public Affairs

Closures of Lafayette Park | Closure of Pennsylvania Avenue