United States Department of the Interior


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

May 20, 2000


The western portion of Lafayette Park and the White House Pennsylvania Avenue sidewalk will be closed to the public from 2 p.m., Sunday, May 21, 2000 through Tuesday, May 23, at 6 p.m. A map illustrating the closed park area, and the anticipated closed District area, is attached.

The park area will be closed to the public to provide security and ensure public safety during the official visit of South Africa. Persons demonstrating or otherwise using this park area should remove themselves and any personal property from the closed park areas by Sunday, 2 p.m., May 21, 2000. The National Park Service appreciates the public's cooperation in this matter.

(signed Stan E. Lock)
National Park Service
National Capital Region