National Parks Passes now available at Roger Williams
Contact: Sparkle Bryant, (401) 521-7226
America the Beautiful: National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Passes Now Available at Roger Williams National Memorial
"There are four different types of Interagency passes available: the Annual Pass; the Senior Pass; the Access Pass and the Volunteer Pass," Park Ranger Sparkle Bryant explained.
The Interagency Annual Pass is for the general public and costs $80. It is valid for one full year from the month of purchase. The Interagency Senior Pass is for citizens or permanent residents of the United States who are 62 years of age or older and it costs $10 and it is valid for the lifetime of the pass holder. The Interagency Access Pass is for U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States, regardless of age, who have been medically determined to have a permanent disability. The Access Pass is free and is also valid for the lifetime of the pass holder. Lastly, the Interagency Volunteer Pass is available free of charge to volunteers who exceed contributing 500 service hours.
"This updated park pass system was created by the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act and authorized by Congress in December 2004," Halford Welch, Site Manager of the Memorial explained "We are really pleased to offer this new service to the people of Rhode Island and we hope that they take advantage of this opportunity to obtain passes locally and to explore our country’s great national treasures."
To learn more about the America the Beautiful -- The National Parks and Federal Lands Pass Program, please contact or visit Roger Williams National Memorial Visitors Center at 282 North Main Street in Providence or call 401-521-7266.
Did You Know?
Roger Williams was over seventy years of age when he rowed the twenty-five miles from Providence to the Newport Colony in order to debate with the Quakers. After 3 days of debates, he rowed back to Providence from Newport and, upon his return, wrote an essay on why the Quakers were wrong? More...