Events for Olympic National Park's 75th Anniversary to be held Saturday at Lake Crescent Lodge and Log Cabin Resortt
On June 29, the National Park Service and ARAMARK Parks and Destinations will celebrate the diamond anniversary of the designation of Olympic National Park with two special events. The ARAMARK-sponsored events will celebrate the Park’s historic roots, which began 75 years ago when President Franklin Delano Roosevelt visited Lake Crescent and Lake Quinault Lodge on a fact-finding expedition for national land preservation.
“President Roosevelt showed great forward-thinking and vision when he protected the remote wilderness by establishing Olympic National Park,” says Olympic National Park Superintendent Sarah Creachbaum. “Those of us who work in the park are honored to continue preserving this vibrant region for all to experience.”
“As the authorized concessioner of both Lake Crescent Lodge and Log Cabin Resort, ARAMARK is privileged to share in such an important milestone for Olympic National Park,” says David Sloma, vice president of operations. “Inviting the community to participate in events like the 75thJubilee Anniversary allows us to share the splendor of Olympic National Park with others.”
The celebration starts at 9 a.m. on June 29 with breakfast at Lake Crescent Lodge, to commemorate the start of Roosevelt’s expedition. Superintendent Creachbaum and other dignitaries will speak to Roosevelt’s vision and how the park service and its partners strive to keep it alive today. Cake and lavender iced tea also will be available throughout the day. The event is open to the public, reservations are recommended.
Following the breakfast, a community BBQ will take place at Log Cabin Resort, on the north shore of Lake Crescent. Complimentary hamburgers, hot dogs and locally sourced produce provided by Sysco and sodas provided by locally owned, Bedford Sodas, will be available for guests. Additionally kids will enjoy snow cones and games on the lawn, provided by Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort and Lake Crescent Lodge.
Moreover, National Park personnel will provide interpretive programs throughout the day, while ARAMARK Parks and Destinations will provide information on its sustainable food programs within the park. Additional information on the day’s events can be found here. Reservations for breakfast at Lake Crescent Lodge can be made by calling (360) 928-3211. For latest updates, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
WHAT: Commemorative Breakfast and Community BBQ
WHERE: Lake Crescent Lodge 416 Lake Crescent Rd. Port Angeles, WA 98363
Log Cabin Resort 3183 E Beach Rd. Port Angeles, WA 98363
WHEN: 9 – 11 a.m. Lake Crescent Lodge
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Log Cabin Resort
WHY: 75th Jubilee Anniversary of Olympic National Park
About Olympic National Park Located on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State, Olympic National Park offers 922,651 acres of preserved coastal, mountain and rainforest terrain. It is the fifth most visited national park in the United States, drawing nearly three million visits in 2011. It is located near Seattle, Wash., Vancouver, British Columbia, and other Northwestern population centers. Declared a national park in 1938, the region boasts World Heritage Site status and is an International Biosphere Preserve. Its pristine nature is preserved as 95 percent of the land expanse is designated as wilderness, a designation above national park status.
About ARAMARK Parks and Destinations ARAMARK Parks and Destinations, a division of ARAMARK, delivers authentic and memorable experiences at national and state parks, national forests, specialty hotels, museums and other tourist destinations throughout the United States. In partnership with its clients, ARAMARK Parks and Destinations seek to enhance the guest experience by offering industry-leading hospitality, environmental stewardship, recreational and interpretive programs. For more information, visit www.aramarkparksanddestinations.com or follow us on Twitter @TravelARAMARK.
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