Fort Lawton may become a national park
Posted on July 26th, 2011 by Sara
Fort Lawton in Discovery Park may be considered for inclusion in the national park system. Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Wash., is sponsoring an amendment to the FY Interior-Environment Appropriations bill calling for a U.S. Interior Department study “to determine the suitability and feasibility” of designating the site as part of the Park System.
In an article in the SeattlePI.com, a McDermott aide says the park is in “good condition . . . We’ve talked to the City and they are on board. The study would simply determine if there is anything at the park that is of national importance or significance that needs to be honored/protected/maintained . . .”
There are other National Park System historical units in our state, including the San Juan National Historic Park.