BBQ and fire ban in District parks has been lifted

With cooler weather and recent rain, the fire danger rating has been reduced to low. This means that the ban on barbecues and fires in District parks, trails, and beaches has been lifted.

Barbecues are now permitted, including briquette and gas-fuelled ones.

Despite the lifting of the ban, we still ask you to continue to be vigilant when out enjoying parks and trails, and report any sign of smoke or fire by calling 911 immediately.