Joshua Tree National Park News
Showing the last 10 news releases. Click here to visit nps.gov's Joshua Tree National Park - News section for more.
Black Rock Art Gallery Opening of Sedimental
September 18, 2023 | 8:26 am
Joshua Tree National Park management is pleased to announce a new art exhibition by Joshua Tree-based artist Margeaux Walter, the Fall 2022 Artist in Residence. Sedimental is an exhibition of photographs in which the artist has photographed sections of the landscape, printed them onto fabric, and then sewn them into outfits and drapery.
Joshua Tree National Park Announces Poetry-in-the-Parks with Jodie Hollander
September 8, 2023 | 11:47 am
Joshua Tree National Park staff are excited to announce poetry-in-the-park. Join poet Jodie Hollander for a series for a series of free poetry sessions, September 22-24 at various locations throughout the park. Advanced registration will be required for sessions and is limited to 25 participants.
Park rangers announce new virtual museum exhibit: The People of the Desert
September 1, 2023 | 10:24 am
Joshua Tree National Park leadership is excited to announce the launch of the new virtual museum exhibit, “People of the Desert: Joshua Tree National Park Exhibit.” Developed by park staff and the National Park Service Museum Management Program, the virtual exhibit features over 200 objects, archival items, and historic photographs from the park museum collection.
Joshua Tree National Park rangers win two national awards: The Tilden Freeman and The Excellence in Wilderness Stewardship
August 24, 2023 | 1:58 pm
For their contributions to interpretation, wilderness stewardship, and volunteerism, five park rangers from Joshua Tree National Park received two separate national awards during a ceremony held in Washington, D.C. on Aug. 23.
Reopening of Joshua Tree National Park
August 21, 2023 | 1:08 pm
At this time, Joshua Tree National Park will be open for day use only as of Tuesday, August 22nd. All visitor centers and paved roads will be open. All dirt roads and campgrounds will remain closed until further assessment can be done.
Closure of Joshua Tree National Park in response to Hurricane Hilary
August 18, 2023 | 2:10 pm
Due to Tropical Storm Hilary, the park is expected to receive sever rainfall and flash flooding. A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for Joshua Tree National Park Starting August 19th at 11 am until August 21st at 5 pm. Park management is monitoring the current condition of the storm closely. For employee and visitor safety, park management is initiating a closure of the park over the next 36 hours.
Park Closures Due to Tropical Storm Hilary
August 17, 2023 | 6:12 pm
Joshua Tree National Park managers are closing park areas that are vulnerable to extreme flooding. These closures will take place Friday evening, August 18, 2023. This is a preemptive measure in anticipation of Tropical Storm Hilary.
Park rangers announce fire restrictions at Joshua Tree National Park
August 8, 2023 | 4:22 pm
Due to hot, dry weather conditions, high winds, and increasing fire danger, Joshua Tree National Park leadership will implement fire restrictions at the direction of the Superintendent beginning Tuesday, August 8, 2023. The restriction encompasses the entire park, including all campgrounds, backcountry sites, and residential areas.
Fortynine Palms Trail and Oasis closure
August 7, 2023 | 11:31 am
Beginning today, Monday, August 7, 2023, park rangers will close the Fortynine Palms Trail and Oasis to allow bighorn sheep undisturbed access to surface water. The park is under drought conditions, and herds in the area are increasingly reliant on the oasis spring to survive the hot summer months.
National Park Service announces Jane Rodgers as Joshua Tree National Park’s new superintendent
August 4, 2023 | 9:23 am
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – The National Park Service (NPS) has selected Jane Rodgers as the new permanent superintendent of Joshua Tree National Park beginning Aug. 13.