Mall Turf

Title

Mall Turf

Description

Foot traffic from 25 million annual visitors is hard on the Mall’s natural resources. In 2017, the National Park Service completed a restoration project that re-engineered a total of 18 acres of turf between 3rd and 14th Streets to ensure preservation and access. The project included the installation of accessible granite curbs and compaction resistant soil. A new irrigation system was developed by installing drains and large underground cisterns to collect storm water which will be used to water the grass. A Turf Manager was hired to maintain the project, the first position of its kind in the National Park Service.

Source

National Park Service, National Mall and Memorial Parks. View Original.

Date

2012

Coverage

Physical Description

grass panels

Location

National Mall

Description

Foot traffic from 25 million annual visitors is hard on the Mall’s natural resources. In 2017, the National Park Service completed a restoration project that re-engineered a total of 18 acres of turf between 3rd and 14th Streets to ensure preservation and access. The project included the installation of accessible granite curbs and compaction resistant soil. A new irrigation system was developed by installing drains and large underground cisterns to collect storm water which will be used to water the grass. A Turf Manager was hired to maintain the project, the first position of its kind in the National Park Service.

Date

2012

Coverage

2000-present

Source

National Park Service, National Mall and Memorial Parks. View Original.