ASHFORD, Wash. —
Mount Rainier is taking part in National Park Week, allowing those at home to explore the park virtually.
Mount Rainier National Park closed all of its park roads and park visitor centers, lodges, shops, and restaurants closed to stop the spread of coronavirus.
Events began on Saturday, April 18 and will continue this week. Each day during National Park Week has a theme:
- Monday, April 20: Military Monday
- Tuesday, April 21: Transportation Tuesday
- Wednesday, April 22: Earth Day
- Thursday, April 23: Throwback Thursday
- Friday, April 24: Friendship Friday
- Saturday, April 25: Park Rx Day
- Sunday, April 26: Bark Ranger Day
During National Park Week, people are encouraged to share their Mount Rainier memories, photos, and stories using the hashtags #ShareMyRainier, #FindYourPark and #NationalParkWeek.
Mount Rainier National Park also has virtual experiences during National Park Week is also available. These resources will be available even when National Park Week is over:
Explore the park from home through the Mount Rainier National Park Virtual Tour (note: you will need to scroll past the closing/coronavirus warnings to view the content.)
Check the webcams for a mountain fix.
An introduction to Mount Rainier National Park through the interactive Story map: Mount Rainier: Off the Beaten Path
Watch 360-degree videos of different areas of the park.
“For National Park Week we want to help people “parked” at home,” said Chip Jenkins, the park’s superintendent in a statement “You can still enjoy the icon of the Pacific Northwest, through a virtual visit. There are many options for kids, parents, teachers, people who enjoy scenery, science, and history.”