Free events at Gateway celebrate the National Park Service's 96th birthday
Contact: John Harlan Warren, 718-354-4608
The National Park Service (NPS) turns 96 years young on Saturday, August 25. National parks across the country will host special programs celebrating the ongoing legacy of the founders of the NPS. Parking fees will be waived at Gateway National Recreation Area for the day.
"The best birthday present you can give the National Park Service is to visit one of your national parks, explore, enjoy and learn something new," said Superintendent Linda Canzanelli. "Those of us who work for the NPS are proud to walk in the bootprints of our founding women and men."
Special Founders Day events include:
Saturdays in the summer are usually special at Gateway. Regularly scheduled Saturday events include:
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