Fifty-four million people visited the national parks around Washington in 2018 and they spent nearly $1.1 billion doing so, according to a new National Park Service report. As a result, close to 15,000 jobs were created and the region saw a $1.58 billion economic boon.
Proposed changes to a Forest Service program that trains low-income, rural students how to respond to national emergencies could impact more than 1,000 jobs in several states including Virginia.
Just in time to make the most of the outdoors, the nonprofit Trust for Public Land released its annual ParkScore index Wednesday, which ranks cities based on their park system — and Washington really hit it out of the … well, park.
Multiple parks in Prince William County will be combined to create Neabsco Regional Park. A ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, June 1, will mark the opening of the new facility.
The C&O Canal in Georgetown is one step closer to getting a massive upgrade.
James River State Park in Buckingham County is set to be named next month an International Dark Sky Park by the International Dark-Sky Association.
Park rangers were once again greeting visitors at some national parks across the United States and flight operations at major airports were returning to normal one day after a partial government shutdown came to an end.
“We are taking this extraordinary step to ensure that parks are protected, and that visitors can continue to access parks with limited basic services,” said P. Daniel Smith, NPS deputy director.
Whether you’re in the mood for a quick run through a park fountain, or prefer to spend the day swimming, sliding and sunning, we have you covered.
After a third-place finish last year, D.C. dropped to fourth place on this year’s “ParkScore” index, which is compiled by the Trust for Public Land. The score card tallies up parks and other recreational amenities — such as the number of dog parks and playgrounds — and the percentage of residents who live near them, among other factors.
The temporary park scheduled to open in October near the Silver Spring Metro station will be much more than just grass, Sri Velamati said.
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