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April 15, 2014
Blue Ridge Parkway Announces Temporary Closure
The on-going construction has financial backing from the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, and will bring many improvements to visitors' experience at Graveyard Fields.

March 21, 2014
Blue Ridge Parkway Releases 2014 Season Opening Schedule
The Blue Ridge Parkway is pleased to announce its 2014 season opening schedule. The current schedule for open facilities is presented below and calls for most areas, unless noted otherwise, to be fully operational by May 9, 2014.

March 04, 2014
Tourism to the Blue Ridge Parkway creates 902 Million Dollars in Economic Benefit
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 15.2 million visitors to the Blue Ridge Parkway in 2012 spent $902 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 12,168 jobs in the local area.

January 10, 2014
Parkway Road Closure North of Asheville
Due to the dangerous nature of this slope stabilization project, complete closure of the Parkway to motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists is necessary.

August 08, 2013
Mark Woods Selected as Superintendent
National Park Service Southeast Regional Director Stan Austin announced today that Mark H. Woods has been selected as the next superintendent of the Blue Ridge Parkway.


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Each year over 30,000 school children in Virginia and North Carolina receive educational programs in their classrooms from Blue Ridge Parkway Rangers.