The Latest News & Views

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

  • Saguaro National Park is well-known for its namesake cacti, but what else can you find in the park when it comes to living things?

  • There's at least one unit of the National Park System that will be celebrating the fall harvest: Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site, where a pumpkin party on October 16 allows you to give back to the community.

    The affair, running from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Though they might not be the most adorable or charismatic of Yellowstone National Park's creatures, bats are residents of the park.

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

  • With fall colors building, the time is near to enjoy a hike in your favorite national park. If that happens to be Mammoth Cave National Park, you can join the annual Walk in the Park next Saturday.

    The walk is set for October 8, with on-site registration beginning just outside the Mammoth Cave Hotel at 9 a.m.

Friday, September 30th, 2011

  • Roger G. Kennedy, who oversaw the addition of eight units to the National Park System during his tenure as National Park Service director, has died at the age of 85.

    Mr. Kennedy, who passed away earlier today, served as director from June 1, 1993, to March 29, 1997. While in office, he made sure that parks mattered to everyone and fulfilled their potential as instructional tools.