The National Park Service has selected DNC Parks and Resorts at Shenandoah, Inc., a subsidiary of Delaware North Companies, as the concessioner at Shenandoah National Park. Under the 10-year contract, which began January 1, 2013, DNC providea lodging, retail shops, food and beverage, and other commercial services to visitors throughout the park including at Skyland and Big Meadows Lodge. The terms of the contract require several changes over the life of the contract including increasing the number of rooms that meet ADA accessibility standards, removal of two fueling stations to improve environmental safety, and fresher, healthier food offerings for visitors. In a recent study, researches found that the 1.2 million visitors to Shenandoah spent more than $70 million in the park and nearby communities and supported nearly 1,100 jobs in the local area. The Park's concessioner alone employs more than 250 people and generates over $13 million in gross revenues.
To view a copy of the entire contract between the National Park Service and DNC click here.