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New National Christmas Tree from Pa. planted on the Ellipse in President’s Park

Ahead of the holiday season, the National Park Service (NPS) has planted a new National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse in President’s Park. The new tree, a 27-foot white fir (Abies Concolor) from Middleburg, Pa. was donated by Hill View Christmas Tree Farm, and will be the first white fir to serve as the National Christmas Tree.

US Senate passes 9/11 National Memorial Trail legislation; now goes to the President for signature

The U.S. Senate has passed H.R. 2278, bipartisan legislation to designate the “September 11th National Memorial Trail”, a trail route linking the National September 11th Memorial and Museum in New York City, the Pentagon Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, and the Flight 93 National Memorial in Somerset County, Pennsylvania.

Warrior Challenge Course at Locust Shade Park in PWC closed for repairs

Warrior Challenge Course at Prince William County's Locust Shade Park in Triangle has been temporarily closed due to an unforeseen complication.

Grand opening of Warrior Challenge Course at Locust Shade Park in PWC

This ninja warrior-style outdoor obstacle course is located 1.5 miles from Marine Corp Base Quantico. Seth Hendler-Voss, Director of Prince William County Parks, Recreation & Tourism, said "the project removed existing barriers to accessibility at the park and complements MCBQ’s portfolio of high-quality recreation resources with a collection of unique fitness amenities that are presently not offered for Marine families.”

Events at Manassas National Battlefield Park to mark 160th anniversary of First Battle of Manassas

The 2021 commemoration will take place on the weekend of July 17-18, and on the anniversary of the battle itself on Wednesday, July 21.

George Liffert of Woodbridge, once a park ranger at Prince William Forest Park, now Superintendent

On May 24, George Liffert of Woodbridge became the new superintendent of Prince William Forest Park, the national park in Triangle where he started his career as a park ranger with the National Park Service (NPS).

Virginia State Parks open for day-use activities

Virginia State Parks are open for day-use activities; however, overnight accommodations and all indoor facilities will be closed through April 30 in response to COVID-19 pandemic.

PWC parks closed except for trails; no parking available

Prince William County has restricted the use of county parks to trails only. All park parking lots and non-trail amenities were closed to the public today, March 25.

Virginia officials temporarily close Mason Neck State Park in Lorton

Effective immediately, Mason Neck State Park in Lorton north of Woodbridge off US 1 is closed to the public until further notice. Virginia park officials said the park is closed after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. The employee is currently at home in quarantine.

Governor Youngkin announces additional key administration appointments

“This group of talented individuals will help me build on our Day One initiatives to restore excellence in education, make our communities safer, and open Virginia for business. We share a common vision that government should work for the people, and together we will implement an agenda that serves all Virginians,” said the Governor.

AARP urges passage of Senate Bill 376 to lower prescription drug costs in Virginia

Governor declares state of emergency in advance of winter weather expected this week

Bishop Burbidge to lead Jan. 21 March for Life in DC

Suspect charged in Jan. 17 homicide

Broadband expansion in Stafford

Suspects arrested in weekend shootings

Murder victim identified; police looking for Bristow man, 18

Dr. McDade issues letter on mask wearing at PWC Schools

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