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Corps of Engineers reopens Chittenden Locks park grounds in Ballard

Published Oct. 17, 2013

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


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Release no. 13-052