Jack's Boathouse is a landmark small-business in the District of Columbia. They offer premiere recreational activities - and it would be a travesty if they had to close!
Jack's Boathouse is a locally-owned small business which has been operating since 1945 on the banks of the Potomac River. Thousands of people enjoy recreational activities organized by Jack's Boathouse - it would be a travesty if it closed!
However, due to "hundreds of emails from citizens concerned with the future of Jack's Boathouse over the last 24 hours," Jon Jarvis, Director of the National Park Service directed regional staff to "withhold further action on the lease termination" until he has conducted a "thorough review and determined the best course of action." Let's hope that this is an open, transparent process and that the public is involved!
Stories about the closure:
Operating since 1945 on the banks of the Potomac River, offering canoe and kayak rental, Jack's Boathouse has become a favorite destination for Washington, DC's residents.
Despite being promised a three-year lease, the National Park Service has notified Jack's Boathouse must (unfairly) compete in a non-competitive process to win the right to continue operation.
We, fans and devotees of Jack's Boathouse hereby declare our opposition to the closure of Jack's Boathouse.
We also strongly encourage the National Park Service to be fair and complete its review in an open, transparent manner - with participation from the public.