There are few things more uniquely DC than playing a recreational sport in the shadow of the Washington Monument or the National Capitol Building. Unfortunately, the National Park Service (NPS) has proposed a ban on all sporting and recreational activity along the National Mall from 3rd to 17th Streets. The ban includes eliminating currently permitted softball fields around the Washington Monument grounds and the first-come, first-served policy on the plots from 3rd-14th Streets. The proposed policy is an extreme position and massive change from long standing practice.
Send a message to NPS and urge them to keep access on the National Mall from 3rd to 17th streets open for sports and recreation as it is vital to the vibrancy and health of the city.
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