JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, Twentynine Palms, California – The Joshua Tree National Park Association has announced a day long community thank you event on Tuesday, February 12. The event will kick off at 10 am at Park Headquarters in Twentynine Palms with remarks by park superintendent, David Smith. A series of park sponsored special interpretive activities will occur during the day, which will close with an Open House hosted by Superintendent Smith at the Joshua Tree Visitor Center. Schedule for the day is as follows:
Welcome Address (10 am) Refreshments will be served. Park Headquarters (74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277)
Native Plant Nursery Tours (30 minutes) 10:30 am, 11:30 am, and 1:30 pm Reservations: 760-367-5522
Museum Archives Tours (30 minutes) 10:30 am, 11:30 am, and 1:30 pm Reservations: 760-367-5522
Oasis of Mara Tours (45 minutes) 10:30 am and 1 pm Oasis Visitor Center
Keys Ranch Tours (1 hour) 11:15 am and 12:30 pm Reservations: 760-367-5522
Open House with Superintendent David Smith (5–6:30 pm) Refreshments will be served. Joshua Tree Visitor Center (6554 Park Boulevard, Joshua Tree, CA 92252)
Rangers are available to take reservations for activities 9 am–4:30 pm, daily.