parks

The National Park Service (NPS) entered into agreements late Friday to reopen certain national parks in Colorado, Arizona, and South Dakota.

After closing all 401 national parks and furloughing over 20,000 park service employees, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced Thursday that she would consider agreements with governors from states with the ability to fund park operations.

Colorado will reopen Rocky Mountain National Park and the Grand Canyon will reopen in Arizona. South Dakota plans to reopen Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

Rocky Mountain Park will cost Colorado $362,700 to operate over the span of 10 days, and Arizona will dish out $651,000 to keep the Grand Canyon open till Oct. 18 for a period of seven days. Mount Rushmore will cost $152,000 to run for 10 days ending on Oct. 23.

The Park Service is still negotiating with other states.