The National Park Service turns 100 years old in 2016 and we want everyone to join the party! April 16 through 24 is National Park Week.
The National Park Service is once again partnering with the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, to present National Park Week, a presidentially proclaimed celebration of our national heritage.
Plan your visit by what you want to do or where you want to go. Here are some highlights during National Park Week:
• April 16–24: Visit for free! Throughout National Park Week in 2016, every national park will give you free admission!
• April 16: National Junior Ranger Day. Explore, Learn, Protect! Kids can take part in fun programs and earn a junior ranger badge or become a Centennial Junior Ranger.
• April 22: Earth Day - On Earth Day, if you want to roll up your sleeves and pitch in with a project, look for a park where you can help out.
• April 23: National Park Instameet. Join an InstaMeet in a park. Gather in a designated place at a specific time to take photos and short videos to post on Instagram (and other social media) with the same hashtag: #FindYourParkInstaMeet, #FindYourPark, #EncuentraTuParque, #NPS100
• April 24: Park Rx Day - On Park Rx Day, parks will host fun recreational activities that encourage healthy lifestyles and promote physical and mental well being. (Looking to host your own event?
Don't forget to check out www.nationalparkweek.org. There you can share your national park photos, videos, and tips. While you're there, learn all about the ways you can help support your national parks all year round.
For more information and to find your park, see: