Due to the government shutdown, the National Park Service shutdown a privately funded Virginia park on federal land.
The National Park Service has ordered the closure of a Virginia park that sits on federal land, even though the government provides no resources for its maintenance or operation. [...]
According to Anna Eberly, managing director of the farm NPS sent law enforcement agents to the park on Tuesday morning to remove staff and volunteers from the property.
"You do have to wonder about the wisdom of an organization that would use staff they don't have the money to pay to evict visitors from a park site that operates without costing them any money."
Has the National Park Service explained why it needed to spend money to shutdown a park that they provide no government funds to maintain? (If so, what is the reason?)