Fort Circle Parks

Fort Circle Parks

While today the Fort Circle Parks are largely unknown and generally neglected, the overarching fact is that they are, indeed, still here. The views from the former hilltop fortifications are spectacular. Equally impressive are the views of them, from nearly every part of the District of Columbia. Although never completed, starting in the 1930s the federal government acquired substantial amounts of the land for the proposed Fort Circle Drive. Together, the fortifications and linking parklands create a magnificent curtain of green, a natural backdrop that softens the edges of our national capital. They provide respite and recreation for neighborhoods throughout the city. And they contain treasure troves of nature and history that can enrich the lives of residents and visitors alike.

Documents

icon C100 Testimony Before the NPS Regarding the Fort Circle Parks Draft Management Plan
August 15, 2003, Loretta Neumann
Testimony of Loretta Neumann on behalf of the Committee of 100 before the National Park Service regarding the Service’s proposed management plan for the Fort Circle Parks.
icon 2013-06-27 C100 Comments On Fort Lincoln Land Transfer
June 27, 2013, Loretta Neumann
It was a great surprise to The Committee of 100 to learn recently of the NPS proposal to transfer nearly an acre of land at Fort Lincoln at the corner of Eastern Avenue and Bladensburg Road to the DC government for a private townhouse development. We were not notified of this as part of the scoping process last year, and given no opportunity to express our views or attend the scoping meeting on the proposal.
icon Fort Circle Parks Slide Show
August 16, 2003, Loretta Neumann
A Powerpoint presentation prepared for the Committee of 100 membership.
icon 2003-08-15 Loretta Neumann C100 Testimony NPS Fort Circle Plan
August 15, 2003,, Loretta Neumann
Testimony of Loretta Neumann on behalf of the Committee of 100 before the National Park Service regarding the Service’s proposed management plan for the Fort Circle Parks.
icon 2003 NCPC Map Of Fort Circle Drive
2003, National Capital Planning Commission
A map of the proposed Fort Circle Drive prepared by the National Capital Planning Commission.
icon 1927 Proposed Fort Circle Drive
1927, National Park Service
A map of the proposed Fort Circle Drive prepared by the National Park Service.

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