White Sands monument re-designated as US national park
December 22, 2019
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — President Donald Trump's signature on defense legislation enacted by Congress means White Sands National Monument in southern New Mexico is now White Sands National Park.
White Sands became the 62nd designated national park Friday with Trump's signing of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020, which included a provision on the re-designation, park officials said Saturday in a statement.
"Our staff are very excited for White Sands to be recognized as a national park and to reintroduce ourselves to the American public," said White Sands Superint...