National Park Week

National Park Week is America's largest celebration of national heritage. It's about making great connections, exploring amazing places, discovering open spaces, enjoying affordable vacations, and enhancing America’s best idea—the national parks! It's all happening in your national parks. The National Park Service is once again partnering with the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, to present National Park Week from April 15 to 23, 2017.

Watch Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke's invitation to explore a park near you during National Park Week.

Come Celebrate National Park Week!

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Discover all there is to see and do in your national parks. With many exciting opportunities to enjoy nature and our nation's unique cultural heritage, what will your adventure be?

See audio-described version of the National Park Week video.

Now's The Time!

Plan your visit by what you want to do or where you want to go. Here are some highlights during National Park Week:
  • April 15–16 and 22–23: Visit for free!
    On these National Park Week weekends, every national park will give you free admission!
  • April 15: Junior Ranger Day
    Calling kids of all ages! Earn a Junior Ranger badge at one of the many fun programs happening at parks across the country.
  • April 22: Earth Day
    Join a volunteer project or simply enjoy the natural wonders and wildlife preserved in national parks.
  • April 23: Park Rx Day
    Get healthy and active in a national park with a ranger-led program or with family and friends. Learn more about Park Rx Day.
  • April 23: Volunteer Recognition Day
    Find volunteer opportunities at a national park. If you are a current volunteer, share your story of why you volunteer and be recognized on social media. Learn more about Volunteer Recognition Day.
Try something new this year. Find your park!

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  • Fort Donelson National Battlefield

    Native Plants at Fort Heiman

    Saturday, June 24, 2017

    Join a park ranger and volunteers at Fort Heiman as you learn about native plants that are growing in the area. More

    9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Fort Heiman: 682 Fort Heiman Road, New Concord, KY 42076
  • Point Reyes National Seashore

    Yoga and Dune Restoration at Point Reyes

    Saturday, June 24, 2017

    Come spend at day at the beautiful and scenic Abbotts Lagoon, helping the dune restoration team remove European searocket. After lunch, join a yoga instructor for about 30 to 45 minutes doing yoga on the beach. More

    9:30 AM to 2:30 PM
    "Antenna Farm" Wayside
  • Golden Gate National Recreation Area

    Birding 101

    Sunday, July 9, 2017

    Explore the shores of Rodeo Lagoon and enjoy local birds with docent Jane Haley! Reservation required, please call 415-331-1540. More

    9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    Marin Headlands
  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park

    Junior Ranger - Tracks, Scat, and Fur

    Wednesday, July 12, 2017

    Get the lowdown on mammals. More

    9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    Provided upon registration
    $6 per child, $4 Conservancy members, adults free

Last updated: April 20, 2017