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Contact: Kris Fister, (907) 683-9583
“Find Your Park” is the theme for this year’s celebration of National Park Week, which is taking place April 18–26. It is a celebration of the upcoming centennial anniversary of the National Park Service in 2016 and sets the stage for the agency’s second century of service.
Denali National Park and Preserve invites park visitors, who are predominantly from Alaska at this time of the year, to “Find Your Park” by taking advantage of the unique spring recreation opportunities available now. The Denali Park Road is currently open as far as the Savage River (Mile 15), and weather permitting, will open an additional 15 miles to the Teklanika Rest Area on Saturday, April 18. Entrance to the park is free during National Park Week, and the Murie Science and Learning Center is open daily from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm for park information.
The National Park Service is hosting a community-facilitated dialogue at the McKinley Village Community Center, located at Mile 230 Parks Highway, on Wednesday, April 22 at 7:00 pm. The event will engage park neighbors in a discussion about the role that National Parks play in the lives of people who live, work and play close to them.
Denali National Park and Preserve will join the community of Talkeetna in celebrating the 45th anniversary of Earth Day on Saturday, April 25. A variety of public events are taking place at the Northern Susitna Institute in downtown Talkeetna from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.
These activities and events provide Denali’s visitors and neighbors with the perfect opportunity to ‘Get up, get out there, and find your park’! Additional park information is available by calling 907- 683-9532 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm daily.