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Visitor services at Jean Lafitte sites halted during government shutdown

Posted at 8:47 PM, Dec 22, 2018

LAFAYETTE – (PRESS RELEASE) During the partial shutdown of the federal government, national parks will remain as accessible as possible while still following all applicable laws and procedures.

Trails and open-air memorials at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve sites will remain accessible to visitors, but emergency and rescue services will be limited.

The Acadiana Cultural Center in Lafayette is one of those sites.

There will be no National Park Service-provided visitor services at Jean Lafitte sites, including public information, visitor centers, restrooms, trash collection, and facilities and roads maintenance. Traffic in accessible areas will be restricted to protect park resources; areas can be accessed on foot.

New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park is closed for the safety of visitors and park resources.

National Park Service social media and websites are also not being monitored or updated and may not reflect current conditions. All park programs at both parks have been canceled.

For updates on the shutdown, click here.