National Park Week
Did you know that National Park Week is April 20-28?
Did you know that there are 401 national parks? That they include seashores, battlefields, historic homes, archeological sites, and spectacular natural areas?
Did you know there is at least one national park in every state?
Did you know that 99 percent of counties in America have recreational facilities such as playgrounds and trails funded by the National Park Service's Land & Water Conservation Fund?
So, if you are looking for something fun and fantastic to do with family and friends, head out to America's national parks where millions of stars light up the dark night sky, deer and antelope (and a few other critters!) play on the wide open range, and history is an unbelievable experience, not an exam.
The National Park Service is proud to once again join 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.
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You can plan your visit by what you want to do, or where you want to go ... or you can browse our event calendar and check out the special programs offered that week. Also, from Monday through Friday, April 22 to 26, every national park will have !
On April 20, National Junior Ranger Day, parks will invite young visitors to "explore,learn, protect" and be sworn in as Junior Rangers. April 27 is Volunteer Day, so if you want to roll up your sleeves and pitch in with a project, look for a park where you can help out.
Also, 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.
We hope you'll get to know one of your national parks during National Park Week!