For more than 200 years, the National Mall in Washington, D.C. has served as “America’s Front Yard.” Visitors from across the nation and around the world come to experience some of the nation’s most important civic, cultural, and historic places and events. It’s time for all of us to take a stand for a place so culturally significant and emotionally resonant to help reverse years of neglect, abuse, and just plain wear and tear.
2006, the National Park Service began the “National Mall Plan,” a 50-year view for the revitalization of the Mall. This will guide the future of America’s Front Yard. The latest update, based on public comment, has just been released.
| Landscape Architects Applaud New National Park
Service Plan to Sustainably Transform the
| In Perspective: The Highly-trod Ground of the
| Washington Monument: Award Winning
| ASLA Recommendations to Maintain the Mall's
Historical Integrity, 2006
| ASLA Recommendations for Integrating
Sustainable Practices in the Mall's
The National Mall is one of the leading works of landscape architecture in the world. To contribute the perspectives of the major design professions to its restoration, ASLA convened a panel of leading landscape architects, architects, and planners from around the country to assess and respond to the National Park Service’s most recent report. Here's what they said:
| Executive Summary
| Full Report
| Panelists' Biographies
| Final National Mall Plan, 2010