“We are very excited to welcome people back to their national park lands in the Santa Monica Mountains,” said Superintendent David Szymanski, according to a press release . “We hope people get outside this weekend and have a wonderful time in their parks.”
Areas also reopened include Cheeseboro and Palo Comado Canyons, Rancho Sierra Vista, Paramount Ranch and Circle X Ranch.
Should the parks have been closed in the first place? Was closing them a necessity or was it a ploy to make things inconvenient for the American people so they'd demand a quick fix? Should furloughed rangers be paid back pay if they weren't working? Let us know what you think in the comments section.