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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: November 16, 2006
Contact: Jim Meisner Jr., DCR Public Relations Specialist, (804) 786-8442, firstname.lastname@example.org
Virginia State Parks Reservation Center upgrades computer system
(RICHMOND, Va.) – As part of the ongoing effort to improve the experience of visitors, Virginia State Parks will make major renovations to its computerized reservations system this month.
When the reservations center closes Nov. 17, the entire computer system will go off-line as the system is updated. The reservations center reopens Nov. 29 at 9 a.m. The center will be open for limited service Nov. 20–21 from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. and Nov. 22 from 9 a.m. to noon. On those days reservation counselors will be able to update existing reservations or schedule reservations through Nov. 28.
The online reservations system also will be updated. System changes will allow customers to reserve cabins and campgrounds on the website and make next-day reservations, seven days a week.
The Virginia State Parks Reservations Center answers more than 125,000 calls annually and books more than 60,000 reservations. The award-winning state parks are operated by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.
For more information about Virginia State Parks activities and amenities or to make reservations in one of the more than 1,600 campsites or 200 climate-controlled cabins, call the Virginia State Parks Reservation Center at 1-800-933-PARK or visit www.dcr.virginia.gov.
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