So far, the National Park Police don't seem to be targeting visitors jumping over barricades to see the monuments or use federal parks. But violators could technically be ticketed and fined $50.
FOX 5 found many out-of-town tourists ignoring signs that say parks and attractions are closed.
Dozens of locals who normally play beach volleyball in a section of West Potomac Park were there enjoying the weather and some games this afternoon.
Some didn't realize the park was closed. Others aware of the government shutdown thought a $50 fine was too steep.
We called the Park Police to find out if anyone had been ticketed. The officer who answered the phone said no, not to his knowledge.
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