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Trunk Bay, which was recently reopened, has been recognized as one of the world's 10 best beaches. (V.I. National Park photo)

National Park Advises Public of Changes in Services at Trunk Bay

Beginning Aug. 26, food and beverage service at Trunk Bay Beach will be limited to a mobile food truck as the retail shop and bar building is scheduled to close for renovations.

Francis Bay Boardwalk, Observation Deck Now Finished

The Friends thanks Bigrigg Cranford Construction Company for donating much of the construction labor. This project was funded by the hundreds of individuals who donated to help restore the park after hurricanes Irma and Maria.
The beach at Maho Bay. Officials warned beachgoers to leave their valuables at home rather than in their car or at the beach.

New Maho Bay Pavilions Completed

With the significant loss of vegetation and tree cover, there has been almost no shade available for beach-goers. NPS’s guiding principles for this project called for structures that would be light on the environment and accommodate high seas.

New Owners to Rebuild Cinnamon Bay Campground, Trunk Bay Concession

St. John’s Cinnamon Bay campground will be rebuilt in an effort to boost the local economy and restore jobs.
Honeymoon and Hawksnest beaches at Virgin Islands National Park, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. (National Park Service photo)

NPS Regional Director Bob Vogel Visits V.I. Parks

Noting the shared geography and other common factors uniting Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Park units on St. John and St. Croix, Vogel stressed the need for park-specific leadership on each of the three islands.

V.I. National Park Is Recruiting for Positions at Trunk Bay, St. John

NPS will hold two discussion sessions on how to apply for these jobs. Interested parties may attend the first at 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 3, or another to be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 6.
V.I. National Park Superintendent Nigel Fields

NPS Announces Important Notice to Park Visitors

The NPS will not operate parks during the federal government shutdown period, and no visitor services will be provided.
Honeymoon and Hawksnest beaches at Virgin Islands National Park, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. (National Park Service photo)

V.I. National Park Accessible to Public During Government Shutdown; Some Services Not Available

There will be virtually no NPS-provided visitor services at V.I. National Park, including public information, restrooms, trash collection as well as facilities and roads maintenance.

Nigel A. Fields Begins Appointment as Superintendent of V.I. National Park

The new superintendent brings a wealth of experience in strengthening community partnerships, advancing education, managing public lands and supporting cutting edge scientific research.

NPS Names Randolph Lavasseur as Deputy Regional Director

Lavasseur has more than 17 years of federal government service with NPS and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. He is currently the general superintendent for the Caribbean Parks.

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