Free parking and activities at Virginia State Parks on Veterans Day

Free parking and Veteran's Day activities at Virginia State Parks this weekend according to Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

WASHINGTON, DC, November 4, 2013 —

Virginia weathermen aren’t certain of the weather for this year’s Veterans Day weekend. Reports vary from partly cloudy to slight rain to mostly sunny.

But if you want to celebrate the long weekend whatever the weather, the Virginia State Parks have you covered according to Governor Bob McDonnell. In an address yesterday, McDonnell announced that parking will be free on November 11 at all Virginia State Parks.

The idea behind the free parking, McDonnell said, was so that the parks can be used as places to honor and reflect on the heroic sacrifices of the 840,000 veterans who live in Virginia.

Additionally, the 36 parks managed by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation will offer Veterans Day related programming throughout the weekend, including flag retirement ceremonies, history walks, and costumed interpreters. Many parks, such as Westmoreland State Park in Montross and Douthat State Park in Milboro, will be making thank you notes and care packages for deployed troops.

There will also be a 25% discount for cabin and campsite use from November 10 -14 with the code FALL25.

For more information and a complete list of programs and dates, visit or, or call 800-933-7275. 


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