FC2 Submits Proposal to National Park Service

Last week, the Federal City Council formally submitted its proposal to the National Park Service to lease three federally-owned golf courses—East Potomac, Langston and Rock Creek. FC2 has formed the nonprofit Langston Initiative Partners (LIP) to carry out the project. We are confident that LIP, in partnership with NPS and others, can return the facilities to their former glory.

Reaching this milestone was truly a collective effort, and we would like to thank all of the Trustees who had a hand in helping us get here. We would especially like to thank the Langston Initiative Partners Board: Matthew CuttsJake JonesBrien White and Emeka Monome, who also spearheaded this initiative when he worked at FC2. We would also like to recognize the following Trustees who contributed time, insights and support:

  • Josh Bernstein
  • Todd DeGarmo
  • Mark Ein
  • Bob Flanagan
  • Don Graham
  • Monty Hoffman
  • Barbara Mullenex
  • Tim O’Shaughnessy
  • Pauline Schneider
  • W. Chris Smith
  • Ed Walter

The FC2 has deep experience working cooperatively with the NPS, beginning with the revitalization of Pennsylvania Avenue in the 1960s, and continuing with the leadership of individual trustees who have direct involvement in organizations like the Trust for the National Mall and Georgetown Heritage. LIP has built a team of best-in-class industry experts that are ready to execute the program’s technical and operational components.

LIP’s bold vision incorporates NPS’s objective of preserving these courses and telling their story for future generations. Indeed, the same values that led to the creation of the courses—inclusivity, accessibility and racial equity—motivate our work today. This is the type of work that the Federal City Council and Langston Initiative Partners exist to do, and we have the capacity and expertise to do it well. We look forward to another successful partnership with the NPS and to proliferating the legacy of golf in the Nation’s Capital.