The National Park Service (NPS) is following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, as we begin to increase recreational access and services. The NPS is working service-wide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and using a phased approach to increase access on a park-by-park basis.
Our operational approach continues to be centered on examining each facility function and service provided to ensure those operations comply with current public health guidance, and will be regularly monitored. We continue to work closely with the NPS Office of Public Health using CDC guidance to ensure public areas and work spaces are safe and clean for visitors, employees, partners, and volunteers.
As the City of Richmond has delayed entering Phase I until May 29, 2020 at the earliest (https://www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/all-releases/2020/may/headline-856796-en.html), Richmond National Battlefield Park and Maggie L. Walker’s operating status remains unchanged. All visitor centers and facilities remain closed. The grounds, trails, and parking lots remain open for visitation at Richmond National Battlefield Park remain open. The CDC’s guidance for social distancing are recommended for visitation. We will be reassessing our status as we transition to the next phase in increasing accessibility. Please check back on our social media pages and the website for further updates.
Last updated: May 20, 2020