Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve News
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Great Sand Dunes Announces Free Programs and Events during “We Love Our National Park” Celebration in April
March 17, 2023 | 1:30 pm
To honor the Great Sand Dunes National Park, and to celebrate being the Gateway Community, Visit Alamosa will launch the third annual, month-long ‘We Love Our National Park Celebration’ on April 1, 2023
Great Sand Dunes Accepting Artist Proposals to Lead October 7 Workshop
March 14, 2023 | 3:44 pm
Great Sand Dunes is accepting artist proposals to lead a public program or workshop in their medium (painting, photography, sculpture, music, dance, writing, etc.) on Saturday, October 7, 2023.
Prescribed Burning Planned at Great Sand Dunes National Park
January 19, 2023 | 12:18 pm
The National Park Service plans to burn several piles of woody debris at Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve with assistance from the U.S. Forest Service Rio Grande National Forest starting on Monday, January 23.
Great Sand Dunes Begins Recruitment for 2023 Spring and Summer Internships
January 6, 2023 | 4:55 pm
Great Sand Dunes is actively recruiting energetic, committed young adults for this year’s spring and summer internships. This year, the park is recruiting to fill positions for the park’s Conservation Internship Program and the Scientist in Parks internship. These internship opportunities are a great way for young adults from San Luis Valley communities to work at Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve to learn skills, contribute to meaningful park projects, and create experiences that will make them competitive in a career with a public land agency.
Annual Christmas Bird Count at Great Sand Dunes to be Held on December 23rd
December 13, 2022 | 11:51 am
This year's Christmas Bird Count will be held Friday, December 23rd at 8:00 am.
Secretary Haaland, Partners Celebrate Great Sand Dunes National Park Land Acquisition During Colorado Visit
October 6, 2022 | 9:27 pm
MOSCA, Colo — Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and National Park Service (NPS) Director Chuck Sams today celebrated the transfer of approximately 9,362 acres of the Medano Ranch from The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to Great Sand Dunes National Park.
Great Sand Dunes Announces Closures to Prepare for Visitor Center Remodel Project
September 14, 2022 | 11:59 am
There will be some closures of the visitor center during the last two weeks of September as park staff moves operations to a temporary mobile visitor center. Details and dates are in the latest update.
Great Sand Dunes to Host Dark Sky Celebration
August 19, 2022 | 1:29 pm
Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve is hosting a dark sky celebration on Saturday, August 27th from 6:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at the outdoor amphitheater. Far from the light pollution of urban areas, Great Sand Dunes protects some of Colorado’s darkest night skies. This free event will celebrate and educate visitors about the benefits to dark sky preservation.
Exploring Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve with Your Smartphone
August 4, 2022 | 2:28 pm
Capture high quality, memorable images with your smartphone in this free photography workshop at Great Sand Dunes, with three options for sessions October 1-2.
The Visitor Center will be undergoing a renovation starting Monday, August 1.
July 29, 2022 | 2:40 pm
The Great Sand Dunes Visitor Center will be undergoing a renovation starting Monday, August 1. Flushed toilets and drinking water will not be available during construction, though portable toilets and a hand wash station will be available and located in the visitor center parking lot, and flushed toilets and water fill-up stations are available at the dunes parking area.