A barbecue featuring live music and free food is planned for the community playground next to the National Park Service building on Dec. 1 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Virgin Islands National Park, the St. John Source
reported. The Park will also observe its birthday by
dedicating a new garden next to the Visitor’s Center and launching a new
patrol boat. The Center will also debut a new movie about the founding
of the Park.
Karen Brady, director of development for the Park, told the online newspaper, "If it wasn’t for the National Park,
St. John would look like a lot of other islands in the Caribbean that
are overdeveloped." That evening, there will also be a
$150-a-plate dinner, dance and silent auction to benefit the park at Caneel Bay’s Turtle Bay Estate House.