Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts Master Plan - Public Scoping
The National Park Service (NPS) and our partner, the Wolf Trap Foundation, want to hear from you as we plan for the future of Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. To better meet the needs of current and future visitors, we're proposing several changes to the park's general management plan—the plan that guides park management decisions. You're invited to learn more at a virtual public meeting on May 25 and to submit your feedback and ideas from May 25 through June 25, 2021.
Since 1971, Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts has provided opportunities to experience live performances, learn about music and theatre and explore nature within the National Capital area. We're proposing several updates to the general management plan to improve the visitor experience, while continuing to preserve the history, landscape and resources of the only national park established as a performing arts venue.
The proposed amendment to the general management plan would allow the park to:
- Update Filene Center amenities to meet current industry standards.
- Improve traffic flow, add new parking and build new pedestrian tunnel.
- Improve accessibility throughout the park.
- Improve security.
- Build, update or replace facilities including concession stands and restrooms.
- Build a new visitor contact structure.
- Add directional and wayfinding signage.
- Expand opportunities for year-round park use.
The NPS is preparing an Environmental Assessment for this proposed amendment. If the amendment is selected as the preferred alternative, the NPS will implement park improvements as funding becomes available.
Attend the public meeting:
A live, virtual public scoping meeting will be held on May 25, 2021 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
- Join the meeting by clicking here. https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/ap/t-59584e83/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fteams.microsoft.com%2Fl%2Fmeetup-join%2F19%253ameeting_M2I4OWZlNDUtNzJmYi00ZDE0LTk1MjgtMDA3MjM0ZThiMTRh%2540thread.v2%2F0%3Fcontext%3D%257b%2522Tid%2522%253a%252216ed5ab4-2b59-4e40-806d-8a30bdc9cf26%2522%252c%2522Oid%2522%253a%252251be6f1b-2349-4ca2-97ee-f0452262bbef%2522%257d&data=04%7C01%7Ctammy_stidham%40nps.gov%7C218246478ed640431db008d903729896%7C0693b5ba4b184d7b9341f32f400a5494%7C0%7C0%7C637544612990337392%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=5xgarCi275WyRDXrKNMkaSwpc%2Bs%2FYBgEXgp47FizGhw%3D&reserved=0
- To connect to audio, use the meeting website link or dial, 877-286-5733 and enter conference ID 161885943#. A recording of the meeting will also be available for viewing after May 26, 2021.
How to comment: Public participation is vital to the planning process. You are invited to review the proposal and provide comments and ideas from May 25 through June 25.
If you prefer to mail your comments, make sure they are postmarked by June 25, 2021 to receive consideration. Mail comments to the following address:
Ken Bigley, Acting Superintendent
Attn: Master Plan EA
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
1551 Trap Road, VA 22182
The 30-day public comment period is the first step in the Environmental Assessment the NPS is conducting in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the National Historic Preservation Act, in accordance with Section 106. The comments gathered will inform the NPS' development of an EA which will evaluate impacts to park resources, in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and the National Historic Preservation Act.
05/25/2021 - 06/25/2021