National Park Service Selects DNC Parks & Resorts at Sequoia, Inc., to be New Concessioner at Sequoia National Park
SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, CALIFORNIA—DNC Parks & Resorts at Sequoia, Inc., has been selected to receive a new 10-year concessions contract to operate overnight accommodations, food and beverage, and other services at Sequoia National Park (Wuksachi, Lodgepole and Bearpaw areas). The new contract resulted from a bidding process required by the 1998 Concessions Management Improvement Act. Concession contract proposals for Sequoia National Park were solicited by the National Park Service from May 7, 2015, through October 8, 2015. The new concession contract at Sequoia National Park will take effect on November 1, 2016. Until then, Delaware North will continue to operate lodging, food and beverage, and retail services in the park under its current contract.
DNC Parks & Resorts at Sequoia, Inc., is a subsidiary of the New York-based Delaware North Parks & Resorts, which has provided hospitality services for more than 70 years. Another subsidiary, DNC Parks & Resorts at Kings Canyon, Inc., currently holds a concession contract to operate the lodging, food and beverage, and retail operations in Kings Canyon National Park. Delaware North Companies Parks &Resorts, Inc., operates concessions at other National Park Service sites, including Shenandoah, Yellowstone, and Grand Canyon national parks.
“We congratulate DNC Parks & Resorts at Sequoia, Inc. on their selection. We look forward to continuing to partner with them to provide memorable visitor experiences in Sequoia National Park, in addition to those provided by DNC at Kings Canyon National Park,” said Superintendent Woody Smeck. He added, “Concessioners help the National Park Service carry out its mission by operating overnight accommodations, food and beverage, retail, and other services for the public.”