Getting Ready for 2016
The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. To us, it's not about cakes and candles — it's about being an organization ready to take on the challenges of our second century. Our blueprint to get there — A Call to Action — outlines the innovative work we want to accomplish. Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing locally and get involved!
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Most people associate Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts with the opera, picnics on the Filene Center lawn or children’s performances at Theatre-in-the-Woods. But, on Sunday September 28th and Monday September 29th, a walk through the park would have confused some, as it looked more like Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite National Park, than the meadow at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. Read more
In the spring of 2014, WOTR launched a new initiative dubbed “Pianos in the Park.” Inspired by other "pianos in public spaces" programs, we placed painted pianos, all in playable condition, in various highly visible locations throughout the park. The pianos were donated to the park by local citizens, then repaired and tuned by park staff and volunteers. They were painted by local artists, students from a local elementary school and a group of our YCC summer employees. Read more
In 2012, Face of America: Spirit of South Florida featured Big Cypress National Preserve, Biscayne National Park, Dry Tortugas National Park, and Everglades National Park. Read more
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts is encouraging visitors and staff to get out and hike our nearly completed Wolf Trap Trail Read more
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts is engaging citizens and restaurant management in learning to eat well. The Park partner uses some fresh herbs, vegetables and fruit in their menu items. Read more
Did You Know?
The Theatre-in-the-Woods at Wolf Trap presents shows for children in the summer. More...