Press Releases

ELEVEN EMPLOYEES WITH MORE THAN 300 YEARS OF COMBINED SERVICE RETIRE FROM NATCHEZ TRACE PARKWAY

December 19, 2014

“These employees have contributed more than 300 years of combined service to the Parkway, stated Superintendent Mary Risser. “They take with them an incredible amount of institutional knowledge and experience. We will miss them but wish them well.”

The Natchez Trace Parkway Presents Traditional Music by the North Mississippi Dulcimer Association

December 17, 2014

A special program of dulcimer music will be provided by the North Mississippi Dulcimer Association from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 3, 2015, at the Parkway Visitor Center located at milepost 266 near Tupelo, Mississippi.

NATCHEZ TRACE PARKWAY PREPARES FOR NATIONAL PARK SERVICE’S SECOND CENTURY

December 9, 2014

HEADQUARTERS, TUPELO, MS: “The National Park Service will celebrate the beginning of its second century on August 28, 2016,” stated Superintendent Mary Risser. “To prepare for the celebration, staff members spent a week landscaping around the visitor center and headquarters building near Tupelo.” The Tupelo Visitor Center and Headquarters were part of a program titled … Continue reading NATCHEZ TRACE PARKWAY PREPARES FOR NATIONAL PARK SERVICE’S SECOND CENTURY

Natchez Trace Parkway – FY2015 Prescribed Fire Schedule

December 9, 2014

TN, AL, and MS: The Natchez Trace Parkway released its prescribed fire (controlled burning) schedule for 2014-2015. From December 2014 through September 2015, prescribed fire operations will be conducted at various locations along the Parkway.

Natchez Trace Parkway – Controlled Burn Madison County, MS

December 9, 2014

Weather depending, the Natchez Trace Parkway plans to conduct two prescribed fires (controlled burns) in Madison County, MS on December 10 and 11, 2014.

Natchez Trace Parkway – Controlled Burn Madison County, MS

December 9, 2014

Weather depending, the Natchez Trace Parkway plans to conduct two prescribed fires (controlled burns) in Madison County, MS on December 10 and 11, 2014.

Natchez Trace Parkway – Controlled Burn Madison County, MS

December 9, 2014

Weather depending, the Natchez Trace Parkway plans to conduct two prescribed fires (controlled burns) in Madison County, MS on December 10 and 11, 2014.

November Visitation Numbers for Natchez Trace Parkway is Released

December 8, 2014

The Natchez Trace Parkway experienced a significant increase in November recreational visits in 2014 over 2013 figures,” stated Superintendent Mary Risser. “This year, 747,606 people used the Parkway in November compared to 505,759 who were counted in 2013.”

Natchez Trace Parkway Ridgeland Information Cabin Restroom Closure

December 5, 2014

Natchez Trace Parkway officials announce that the restroom located at the Ridgeland Information Cabin, at milepost 102.4, is closed until further notice.

October Visitation Numbers for Natchez Trace Parkway is Released

December 3, 2014

“The Natchez Trace Parkway experienced a significant increase in October recreational visits in 2014 over 2013 figures,” stated Superintendent Mary Risser. “This year, 747,606 people used the Parkway in October compared to 546,421 who were counted in 2013.”