Detour to Rosie The Riveter Memorial
The road connecting highway 580 to the Rosie the Riveter memorial is temporarily closed for construction of an underpass. In the meantime, refer to the "Directions" link under "Plan Your Visit" for detour information.
Installation of New Exhibits: April and May 2014
The visitor center will remain open 7 days a week during this time, however visitors will only be able to access the front desk, the bookstore and the downstairs theater. There will be loud construction noises during this time. More »
Centennial Initiative 2016
On August 25, 2006 – the 90th anniversary of the National Park Service – Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne launched the National Park Centennial Initiative to prepare national parks for another century of conservation, preservation and enjoyment. Since then the National Park Service asked citizens, park partners, experts and other stakeholders what they envisioned for a second century of national parks.
A nationwide series of more than 40 listening sessions produced more than 6,000 comments that helped to shape five centennial goals. The goals and vision were presented to President Bush and to the American people on May 31st in a report called The Future of America’s National Parks.
Every national park staff took their lead from this report and created local centennial strategies to describe their vision and desired accomplishments by 2016. This is just the first year, and there are many great things to come as the National Park Service prepares to celebrate 100 years!
To keep up with the Centennial Initiative and to experience the interactive version of The Future of America’s National Parks and special features please visit the centennial website at www.nps.gov/2016.