Visitors make their way up a makeshift grass path across the Ellipse to the South Lawn of the White House on Tuesday. The entire area, also called President's Park South, is set to be revamped after the National Capital Planning Commission invited five architectural-design firms from around the country to present plans for a new design. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Visitors make their way up a makeshift grass path across the Ellipse to the South Lawn of the White House on Tuesday. The entire area, also called President's Park South, is set to be revamped after the National Capital Planning Commission invited five architectural-design firms from around the country to present plans for a new design. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)