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 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District announced today that it will waive day use fees at its more than 180 USACE-operated recreation areas within the district in observance of Veterans Day, November 11.

The waiver covers fees for boat launch ramps and swimming beaches. The waiver does not apply to camping and camping-related services, or fees for specialized facilities (group picnic shelters) and events. Other agencies that manage recreation areas on USACE lands are encouraged, but not required, to offer the waiver in the areas that they manage.

Visitors are encouraged to contact USACE lake projects before visiting to ensure recreation areas are open. The status of USACE-managed campgrounds, boat ramps and swimming beaches and other sites is available at https://corpslakes.erdc.dren.mil/visitors/status.cfm. Visitors can also find the latest opening information here: https://www.swf-wc.usace.army.mil/lake/lakefacilities.htm

While visiting USACE recreation areas, visitors are encouraged to practice social distancing and other COVID-19 safety precautions required and recommended by local, state and federal authorities, to include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC guidance on visiting parks and recreation facilities can be found online at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/visitors.html.

USACE began the Veterans Day fee waiver in 2006 as a way to honor the servicemembers who have served our nation and the armed services.

The Fort Worth District was established in 1950. The District is responsible for water resources development in two-thirds of Texas, and design and construction at military installations in Texas and parts of Louisiana and New Mexico.

To discover a USACE recreation site nearest you, please visit www.corpslakes.us, or www.recreation.gov.  

Visit the Fort Worth District Web site at: https://www.swf.usace.army.mil and social media at: https://about.me/usacefortworth    

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District announced today that it will waive day use fees at more than 250 Tulsa District parks in observance of Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

The waiver covers boat launch ramps and swimming beach fees and does not apply to camping and camping-related services, or fees for specialized facilities such as group picnic shelters and special events. Other agencies managing recreation areas on USACE lands are encouraged, but not required, to offer the waiver.

Visitors are encouraged to contact USACE lake and river project offices before visiting to ensure recreation areas are open. The status of USACE-managed campgrounds, boat ramps and swimming beaches and other sites is available at https://corpslakes.erdc.dren.mil/visitors/status.cfm. Visitors should check with lake offices by contacting the relevant lake for openings. A list of lake office phone numbers is available at www.swt.usace.army.mil/Contact/Contact-A-Lake/

USACE began the Veterans Day fee waiver in 2006 to honor the men and women who have served our nation and the armed forces.

The Tulsa District is one of the leading federal providers of outdoor and water-based recreation and hosts millions of visitors annually to its lake and river projects.

To discover a USACE recreation site nearest you, please visit www.corpslakes.us, or www.recreation.gov.

While visiting USACE recreation areas, visitors are encouraged to practice social distancing and other COVID-19 safety precautions required and recommended by local, state and federal authorities, to include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Park and recreation facility guidance can be found online at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/visitors.html.





Date Taken: 10.29.2020
Date Posted: 10.29.2020 14:53
Story ID: 382019
Location: TULSA, OK, US 



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Army Corps of Engineers waives day use fees at recreation areas in observance of Veterans Day

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it will waive day use fees at its more than 2,850 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide in observance of Veterans Day, November 11.

The waiver covers fees for boat launch ramps and swimming beaches. The waiver does not apply to camping and camping-related services, or fees for specialized facilities (group picnic shelters) and events. Other agencies that manage recreation areas on USACE lands are encouraged, but not required, to offer the waiver in the areas that they manage.

Visitors are encouraged to contact USACE lake and river projects before visiting to ensure recreation areas are open. The status of USACE-managed campgrounds, boat ramps and swimming beaches and other sites is available at https://corpslakes.erdc.dren.mil/visitors/status.cfm.

While visiting USACE recreation areas, visitors are encouraged to practice social distancing and other COVID-19 safety precautions required and recommended by local, state and federal authorities, to include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC guidance on visiting parks and recreation facilities can be found online at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/visitors.html.

USACE began the Veterans Day fee waiver in 2006 as a way to honor the men and women who have served our nation and the armed forces.

USACE is one of the leading federal providers of outdoor and water-based recreation, hosting millions of visits annually to its more than 400 lake and river projects. It’s estimated that 90 percent of the USACE-operated recreation areas are within 50 miles of metropolitan areas, offering diverse outdoor activities for all ages close to home.

To discover a USACE recreation site nearest you, please visit www.corpslakes.us, or www.recreation.gov.

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City Of Kennesaw Parks & Recreation To Honor Veterans At Luncheon

2020-10-15

The City of Kennesaw will honor the service of military members past and present with a complimentary lunch on Wednesday, November 11 at Noon at the Ben Robertson Community Center, located at 2753 Watts Drive.

All veterans and active duty military are invited to attend. No identification will be required. A small program will include acknowledgements from Mayor Derek Easterling, special guest speakers, presentation of colors by North Cobb-Harrison NJROTC Unit and a special ceremony by the North Cobb American Legion Post 304.

Guests will be seated in various rooms in the community center to ensure social distancing. The program will be live-streamed for those who will be in different rooms and at home. Food will be served in to-go boxes for safety. Masks are required inside the Ben Robertson Community Center. Attendees will be allowed to take them off while eating. Guests are welcome.

Kennesaw Parks & Rec asks that each person planning to attend register. There are no fees involved. Attendees are asked to keep their receipt (either print receipt or show email confirmation). Upon arrival, guests will show their receipt for check-in and will be directed to their designated spot.

North Cobb American Legion Post 304 is partnering with Kennesaw city officials and Parks and Recreation staff to host the lunch. Additional sponsors include Pine Ridge Winkenhofer Funeral Home, Subaru of Kennesaw and Lewis House at Kennesaw.

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