Bright Angel Trailhead Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Saturday, May 18th, 2013, 4 pm Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Grand Canyon, Ariz. – Grand Canyon National Park and the Grand Canyon Association will dedicate the renovated trailhead for Bright Angel Trail, one of the oldest and best known trails in the National Park system. This renovation encompasses a 3.5 acre area at and surrounding the Bright Angel Trailhead and is focused on creating an accessible and comfortable area for visitors that complements existing historic buildings including the Bright Angel Lodge and Rim Cabins designed by Grand Canyon architect Mary E. J. Colter. Having not had much significant development in the past 100 years, many people have had a hard time finding the trailhead and there was no convenient or comfortable place for people to sit to either enjoy the view or prepare for hikes. The renovation will greatly improve conditions at and around the trailhead, providing a much better experience for park visitors.
National Park Service and National Park Foundation Invite You to Explore America’s National Parks April 20 – 28
WASHINGTON – From April 20 through 28 the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation present National Park Week 2013. This year’s theme, “Did you know…” is the perfect opportunity for Americans to learn amazing and unique things about their 401 national parks. With FREE ADMISSION to all parks from April 22 through 26, it is also a great time to explore parks in your own backyard or across the country.
“From bike tours and concerts to whale-watching and living history encampments, a full schedule of National Park Week events offers something for everyone,” said National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis. “Whether you want to learn, relax, have fun, exercise, watch wildlife, or be inspired – there’s a park for you.”
White Sulphur Springs, WV – April 11, 2013: The Greenbrier, the classic American resort in White Sulphur Springs, WV, has announced that rock ‘n’ roll legends Aerosmith will join the already star-studded musical lineup, including country music superstar Kenny Chesney, at The Greenbrier Classic Concert Series, July 1-7, 2013.
The Concert Series, which coincides with the resort’s fourth annual PGA TOUR FedEx Cup Event, The Greenbrier Classic, will be capped by Aerosmith’s performance on Saturday, July 6, 2013 at the State Fair of West Virginia amphitheater in Fairlea.
WASHINGTON – More than 282 million people visited America’s national parks in 2012, an increase of more than 3 million over 2011.
It was the sixth highest annual visitation in the history of the National Park Service, despite nearly 2 million fewer visitors as a result of park closures caused by Hurricane Sandy.