OLATHE, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks have partnered with digital government services provider NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) to offer digital park passes to visitors through “YourPassNow.” YourPassNow provides an option where visitors can now purchase their park entrance pass online.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, which lie side-by-side in the southern Sierra Nevada in Central California, serve as a prime example of nature’s size, beauty, and diversity. Over 1.8 million visitors from across the U.S. and the world visit these parks for the world’s largest trees (by volume), grand mountains, rugged foothills, deep canyons, vast caverns, the highest point in the lower 48 states, and more. Sequoia and Kings Canyon join several other National Parks to launch YourPassNow, a digital solution that provides an alternative to the traditional paper-based purchase method.
Visitors can now use their personal computer or mobile device to purchase an entrance pass online, at no additional cost. Once purchased, the pass can be used immediately, stored on a mobile device or printed for later use.
Brigid Jennings, Acting Revenue and Fee Program Manager said, “We are super excited to be announcing this new pilot program during National Park Week. This will be another tool to help visitors in their planning before arriving at the parks.”
“NIC is pleased to add Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks to our digital park pass offering,” said Sandi Miller NIC Federal, General Manger. These parks join a growing number of national parks and forest lands delivering digital access to visitors.
“Your Pass Now” was developed by NIC Inc. in conjunction with the National Park Service. “YourPassNow” is a pilot program with the National Park Service that allows visitors to national parks the opportunity to purchase entrance passes electronically. YourPassNow streamlines a paper-based purchase process that was previously only available at physical park locations or approved resellers. YourPassNow provides a new level of convenience and flexibility to park visitors. For more information, please visit www.yourpassnow.com
About NIC Inc.
Founded in 1992, NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of official government websites, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company's innovative eGovernment services help make government more accessible to everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies provides eGovernment solutions for more than 4,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.
About the National Park Service
More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America's 410 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Visit us at www.nps.gov