Notice to the Public

United States Department of The Interior


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

November 14, 1988

Temporary Closure of Lafayette Park

Various sections of Lafayette Park will be closed to the public from November 14, 1988 to January 31, 1989 for the purpose of Constructing and dismantling various components for the 1989 Presidential Inauguration to be held on January 20.

Specifically, the southern section of the park, which is the lower portion of Lafayette Park from south of the Jackson Statue to Pennsylvania Avenue, including the sidewalk, will be closed from November 21, 1988 through January 31, 1989. Other areas of the park will be closed as construction progresses. Persons demonstrating in the park or otherwise using the southern section of the park, including the Pennsylvania Avenue sidewalk, should remobe themselves and any personal property by 6:30 a.m. on November 21.

Those persons wishing to continue their demonstration activity may do so in other parts of the park, if the areas are not closed, or in the northeast quadrant of the park. The northeast quadrant will remain open for this purpose throughout the Inauguration construction period. For information on other area closures during the constructionn process, please contact the National Capital Region Office of Public Affairs at 1100 Ohio Drive S.W., Room 112, telephone: (202) 485-9660.

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

(signed) Sandra A. Alley
Associate Regional Director
Public Affairs

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