Public Open House
Contact: Lyn Carranza, (928) 524-6228 ext. 245
Petrified Forest National Park Hosts Public Open House for Addition Land
Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona—The public is invited to attend and participate in the first phase of planning for lands added to the park by the Petrified Forest National Park Expansion Act of 2004. A public meeting will be held in Holbrook, Arizona on Monday, March 3 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Holiday Inn Express, 1308 E. Navajo Blvd., Holbrook, Arizona86025.
The open house-style meeting will begin with a slide presentation introducing the planning effort for the park addition lands. After the presentation there will be an opportunity to meet one-on-one with members of the planning team and meet the new park superintendent, Cliff Spencer. The slide presentation will be repeated during the meeting as needed. Members of the public are encouraged to attend at their convenience anytime between 4:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Interested persons who are not able to attend the meeting can learn more about the planning effort and provide input at the National Park Service’s planning website: http://parkplanning.nps.gov.For information call (928) 524-6228 weekdays, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time; or write to the Superintendent, Petrified Forest National Park, P.O. Box 2217, Petrified Forest, AZ 86028; or e-mail the park.
Did You Know?
Petrified wood was so abundant when the ancestral Puebloan people were living in the area that they used it not only for stone tools but also as building material, such as the "brick" used in Agate House at Petrified Forest National Park.