BRECKSVILLE — During the shutdown of the federal government due to the lapse of appropriations, national parks will remain as accessible as possible while still following all applicable laws and procedures. 

Parking lots and most trails will remain open at Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Emergency and rescue services will be limited. Law enforcement rangers will continue to patrol the park.

There will be no NPS-provided visitor services at Cuyahoga Valley National Park, including public information, restrooms, trash collection, facilities maintenance and parking lot snow plowing. East Rim mountain bicycle trails will be closed.

Some programs and services may be available when provided by park partners, including Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, and Countryside. Reservations for partner programs and services should be confirmed by contacting the partner or visiting its website.

Because of the federal government shutdown, NPS social media and websites are not being monitored or updated and may not reflect current conditions. All National Park Service programs have been canceled, including the Winter Warm-up Dec. 23.

For updates on the shutdown, visit www.doi.gov/shutdown.

James A. Garfield, First Ladies historic sites closed

Due to the lapse of appropriations and the subsequent shutdown of the federal government, James A. Garfield National Historic Site in Mentor and First Ladies National Historic Site in Canton are closed for the safety of visitors and park resources.

Many other national park sites across the country will remain as accessible as possible while still following all applicable laws and procedures. Park roads, lookouts, trails and open-air memorials will remain accessible to visitors, but emergency and rescue services will be limited.

Visit www.nps.gov and select "Find a Park" for additional information about access to other parks and sites in this area. However, note that because of the federal government shutdown, NPS social media and websites are not being monitored or updated and may not reflect current conditions.

For updates on the shutdown, visit www.doi.gov/shutdown.