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Posted 10/17/2013

Release no. 13-052


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Dave Harris
206-764-3750

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reopened the park grounds at the Chittenden Locks in Ballard Oct. 17 at 6:30 a.m.

The grounds had been closed since Oct. 1 when federal funding for Corps parks became unavailable.  With funding now restored, the grounds will be open again for visitors and commuters daily from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Both large and small lock chambers are available for vessel traffic 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Visitor Center hours in the fall are Thursday-Monday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. with one daily tour at 2 p.m. Come on down and enjoy a walk through the fall leaves.

More information about the Chittenden Locks is available at: http://www.nws.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/LocksandDams/ChittendenLocks.aspx