I only had to update a post from June of 2010 to bring you this warning, AGAIN:
parking enforcement officer visited our parking lot today to inform us
that PARKING ON THE GRAVEL/DIRT ABUTTING THE WOODED AREA IS ILLEGAL. I
would suggest parking on the paved lot or on 36th St. while we, along
with the other businesses on the block, try to appeal this decision
since using those spaces has been an accepted practice for several
Even though we've dealt with this issue before and our landlord insists that he has an arrangement with the Park Service allowing cars to park in that area, we continue getting visits from the DC Police and Park Police. I will keep you informed of any developments.