Theodore Roosevelt Island Cultural Landscape Report and Environmental Assessment

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The public is invited to review and comment on the  Cultural Landscape Report/ Environmental Assessment and Assessment of Effect (CLR/EA) for Theodore Roosevelt Island (TR Island), a park site administered by the George Washington Memorial Parkway (GWMP), in Washington, D.C. and Rosslyn, Virginia. 

The purpose of this project is to provide the National Park Service (NPS) with guidance for preserving the cultural landscape of TR Island and adjacent portion of the GWMP. The CLR identifies and documents landscape characteristics, patterns, and features that convey the historical significance of the cultural landscape. It also serves as a guide for the long-term stewardship of TR Island and a portion of the GWMP by recommending a treatment approach that adheres to the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties and providing a framework for the NPS to appropriately apply preservation measures when planning improvements at the site.

The EA portion evaluates alternatives related to rehabilitation improvements on and near the island. The NPS evaluated a no action alternative and one action alternative, which consisted of various options related to the historic comfort station, on-island trials, off-island trails, and water based access to the island. 

The NPS seeks to ensure that the planning process properly considers the significance of the cultural landscape and historical features of these sites so that the historical context may be preserved while promoting a better visitor experience.

The EA is available for download and comments can be submitted online at:

Contact Information

Attn: Superintendent
Subject: TR Island CLR/EA
George Washington Memorial Parkway Headquarters
700 George Washington Memorial Parkway
McLean, Virginia 22101