The Latest News & Views

Sunday, April 8th, 2012

  • Editor's note: Here's our weekly sampling of global park news. If you live in one of the 200 countries where our readers reside, send Randy your news or suggestions.

    Prince Edward Island National Park Celebrates 75 years

    The 75th anniversary of Canada’s spectacular Prince Edward Island National Park is on April 24, 2012.

  • Heading to Petrified Forest National Park, or wondering whether you should pay the northern Arizona park a visit?

  • I have been to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park four times — most recently in June 2011. With Kilauea, one of the Big Island’s five volcanoes (and the only active one), disgorging steam, volcanic debris and flowing lava since 1983, the park’s topography has been different from one visit to another.

Saturday, April 7th, 2012

  • As warmer weather continues to spread across the Rockies and you begin to look to the mountains for some R&R, if Rocky Mountain National Park is on your agenda you might want to wait until after Memorial Day before visiting.

    Park officials say that between now and Memorial Day weekend they plan to spray nearly 7,000 "high-value" trees with an insecticide to ki

  • You can add Chaco Culture National Historical Park to the list of National Park System sites portrayed on a quarter.

    The Chaco Culture National Historical Park quarter is the second of 2012 and the 12th overall in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program.