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Weymouth Woods State Nature Preserve Staff in Temporary Quarters

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Michael F. Easley, Governor
William G. Ross, Jr., Secretary

Release Note: 
Charlie Peek
Release Date: 
Sunday, April 9, 2006

Weymouth Woods State Nature Preserve Staff in Temporary Quarters

RALEIGH -- The staff of Weymouth Woods State Nature Preserve in Southern Pines has relocated to temporary office quarters due to a renovation project at the park's visitor center, according to the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation.

The renovation project is funded by the Parks and Recreation Trust Fund and will address requirements of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), provide additional office space and update the electrical and plumbing systems.

"When the existing buildings were built in 1969, Weymouth Woods had only one fulltime employee and there were no laws concerning access for people with disabilities," said Park Superintendent Scott Hartley. "Today, we have six fulltime staff members and we're anxious to make as much of the park as possible accessible to all."

The park staff remains on site daily in a temporary office trailer adjacent to the visitor center. One accessible restroom is located in the park office and two portable toilets are located in the parking area. All trails are open, and staff will provide hikes and other outdoor programs on weekends and outreach programs upon request.

The temporary office is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. On weekends, the office may be closed at times to allow staff to patrol park trails and conduct programs. The park gate is currently open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. For more information, contact the park at (910) 692-2167 or by email at