An event every day that begins at 5:00 pm, repeating until April 22, 2021
One event on April 20, 2021 at 11:00 am
April events share park updates and information with neighbors and public
The National Park Service invites the public to participate in an upcoming, five-part virtual open house series presented by Blue Ridge Parkway staff during National Park Week 2021. The events will take place from April 19 to 22, 2021, with the goal of raising awareness and understanding among Parkway communities, neighbors, and visitors of the National Park Service’s stewardship mission.
National Park Service staff will introduce information at each session regarding park operations, upcoming projects, and the park’s strategic priorities. “We’re excited to host this Virtual Open House series, and I hope many of our Parkway neighbors and friends will join us to learn more about what we have planned for this year,” said Alexa Viets, Acting Superintendent at the Blue Ridge Parkway. “These events help us to stay connected to the public who share in the long-term stewardship of this great park.”
Event times and topics are as follows:
Produced in partnership with the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, the Virtual Open House sessions will be presented as Zoom webinars. Each event is designed to last no longer than 1 hour, with a dedicated question and answer session during each event. Members of the public are welcome to attend and can register for one or more sessions at the links above.
About the Blue Ridge Parkway
The 469-mile Blue Ridge Parkway connects Shenandoah National Park to the north with Great Smoky Mountains National Park to the south. The route travels the crests, ridges, and valleys of five major mountain ranges, encompassing several geographic and vegetative zones ranging from 600 to more than 6,000 feet above sea level. It provides visitors with many varied vistas of scenic Appalachian landscapes ranging from forested ridgetops and mountain slopes to rural farm lands and urban areas. The parkway offers a “ride-a-while, stop-a-while” experience that includes scenic pullouts, recreation areas, historic sites, and visitor contact stations. It is known nationally and internationally for its designed landscape as a scenic motorway. www.nps.gov/blri