National Park Service

National Park Service Banning All Electronic Smoking DevicesThe National Park Service is banning the use of all electronic smoking devices in parks where tobacco smoking is prohibited.
New Superintendent of National Mall and Memorial Parks NamedGay Vietzke, deputy regional director for the National Park Service's Northeast Region, has been named superintendent of National Mall and Memorial Parks.
Work to Begin on Part of Lincoln Memorial Reflecting PoolThe National Park Service says a small part of the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool will be drained for reconstruction of the basin.
NPS: Flags at Half-Staff for Firefighters Killed in WashingtonFlags around the Washington Monument will remain at half-staff until late Wednesday in honor of three firefighters killed fighting wildfires in Washington State.
Travel Guide to Utah's Arches National ParkTravel guide to Utah's Arches National Park, featuring the world's largest collection of natural stone arches.
Washington Monument Closed Again After Another Power FailureThe National Park Service says the Washington Monument is temporarily closed again after another power failure.
Washington Monument Reopens After Power FailureThe National Park Service says the Washington Monument has reopened after a power failure two days ago.
New Interactive Kiosk to Greet Jefferson Memorial VisitorsNational Park Service officials are installing a new feature at the Jefferson Memorial in Washington to have visitors share their stories about their favorite national parks.
Variety of Fee Increases in Store for Park VisitorsThe National Park Service has proposed or enacted fee increases that will be used to make a dent in an estimated $11.5 billion backlog of work needed to maintain or fix roads, trails and campgrounds in federal parks and recreation areas.
National Parks Call On Americans To 'Find Your Park'After nearly 100 years, the National Park Service holds some of the country's most beautiful and historic places, though it also suffers from an $11 billion backlog of unfunded maintenance and a visitor base that's aging and mostly white.
Park Service Wants Dogs to Chase Geese off National MallThe National Park Service wants to begin using border collies to chase away Canada geese that frequent the Lincoln Memorial reflecting pool and other spots on the National Mall.
Park Service Proposes Higher Fees at Antietam BattlefieldThe National Park Service is proposing higher entrance and campground fees at the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg.