The National Park System includes some of the most significant and inspiring places in the country. The parks have played a special role in my life, and this is a great opportunity to experience them.
From the National Park Foundation, who is partnering with the National Park Service on it:
Celebrate National Park Week April 17th – 25th, and celebrate what we all have inherited as Americans — 84 million acres of the world’s most spectacular scenery, historic landmarks and cultural treasures. Together we are owners of this land, and this National Park Week, the National Park Service and National Park Foundation invite you to pass along this tradition. Introduce a young person to their national parks and introduce them to a new world of experiences that can shape their future, protect our environment, and preserve our American legacy.
Share a park, and shape a life.
Whether you are visiting, volunteering or interested in sharing your national park experience with the world, below you will find all the resources you need to make your National Park Week experience a memorable one. Start by downloading your guide to participating in National Park Week.
National Park Week also means free entrance or admission to any of America’s 392 national parks. There are lots of great places comprising a variety of resources—there’s definitely something out there for everyone.
Be sure to check out the complete listing of events, many of which are scheduled for Earth Day. It’s also a great time to bring your kids to the national parks—April 24 is also National Junior Ranger Day. It’s one of my favorite government programs.