National Park Service offers free admission on 97th birthday, Aug. 25

Admission will be free to America’s national parks on Sunday, Aug. 25, in honor of the 97th anniversary of the National Park Service. Special festivities will take place at parks coast to coast.

“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, in a statement. “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.”

With partners at the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, the park service has created an online hub to help plan personal National Park Service birthday trips at npsbirthday.org.

 

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