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In celebration of the 97th birthday of the National Park Service tomorrow, August 25th, all parks will be free so that all can enjoy them nationwide.
“National parks belong to all Americans, and we invite everyone to join us and celebrate this special day,” said National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis. “From kite-building demonstrations at Wright Brothers National Memorial, to a river paddle at New River Gorge National River or a scenic railroad ride at Steamtown National Historic Site, America’s national parks offer something for the whole family.”
To find a park nearby and plan your day tomorrow, visit the hub that the service created with its partners at the National Park Foundation, the official charity of the parks: www.npsbirthday.org.
You can send birthday greetings or share your own photos or videos of your favorite memories and experiences at a park.
“Each and every day of the year, the National Park Service protects our country’s treasures, our national parks,” said Neil Mulholland, National Park Foundation president and CEO. “This month we are excited to celebrate the 97th birthday and extend our thanks to the National Park Service for their vital role in preserving America’s awe-inspiring landscapes and rich history.”
Happy Birthday! Thanks for the Memories!