Waco Mammoth National Park stays open during government shutdown

Posted at 3:56 PM, Jan 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-11 17:01:23-05

The Waco Mammoth National Park is still up and running despite the government shutdown. 

When the park was first established, the National Park Service chose to make it a "partnership park" meaning it receives funding from not only the government but the City of Waco as well. 

According to park officials, this type of funding was decided because of times like this, parks can stay open to the public while the government is shut down. 

Park ranger Raegan King has said the public is more than happy to see the park open when they call and ask. 

"Just dozens of phone calls every day and for the most part people are absolutely thrilled that we're still open and they're very appreciative of the partnership," King said. 

Even though the park is open, not all employees are still working.

The joint funding provides some to be paid by the city and others by the government. The employees that are paid by the government are currently on furlough. 

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