|For Immediate Release:
||October 17, 2013|
|Contact(s):||Mike Litterst, 202-513-0354|
|National Park Service Reopens All National Parks
Washington - National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced that as a result of the passage of a continuing resolution providing federal appropriations, the National Park Service have resumed operations effective October 17. All 401 national parks are expected to reopen today, as well as dozens of programs that preserve nature and historic sites and improve access to outdoor recreation in local communities around the country.
"America's 401 national parks are open for business!" said National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis. "The professional men and women of the National Park Service are waiting to greet visitors with open arms and help you have the time of your life in these national treasures. Please come out and enjoy the Fall in some of the most spectacular places on the planet."
At all national parks across the country, from Golden Gate National Recreation Area in California to Acadia National Park in Maine, tour roads, trails, visitor centers and other facilities will reopen, interpretive and educational programs will resume and permits will be issued for special activities. Park concession facilities and other park partners are also expected to start to resume operations today. For information on a specific park, visit the National Park Service website at www.nps.gov.
About the National Park Service: More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 401 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more atwww.nps.gov.