News Release Date: April 15, 2012
Contact:Gloria Lee, (912) 786-5787
Celebrate National Park Week at Fort Pulaski National Monument
National parks offer free entrance April 21-29
The National Park Service and the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, invite people everywhere to enjoy, explore, learn, share, and give back to America's nearly 400 national parks during National Park Week 2012.
Celebrating the theme, "Picture Yourself in a National Park," National Park Week will run from Saturday, April 21 through Sunday, April 29. Throughout the country, visitors can enjoy the beauty and wonder of 84 million acres of the world's most spectacular scenery, historic places and cultural treasures for FREE!
Fort Pulaski National Monument - Savannah's National Park - will mark the annual celebration with special events and activities, including an "Earth Weekend" celebration on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22 and Junior Ranger Day on Saturday, April 28. For more information about what National Park Service sites across the country are planning for National Park Week, visit www.nationalparkweek.org. Discover information about events, special activities, for visitors of all ages, how to share your park adventure with other travelers, and how to support the parks.
"America's national parks have something for everyone," said National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis. "Take a break and experience something new, enjoy some fresh air, get some exercise, and see where history happened. And, since admission is free to all 397 parks, all week long, National Park Week is a great time to get up, get out, and explore a park."
"This is our annual celebration of America's best idea - our national parks," said Neil Mulholland, President and CEO of the National Park Foundation. "We are proud to stand with our partners at the National Park Service and encourage people everywhere to enjoy, learn from and support our nation's greatest treasures."
Fort Pulaski National Monument is located on U.S. Highway 80, 15 miles east of Savannah. For more information, please visit the website of Fort Pulaski National Monument at www.nps.gov/fopu or call (912) 786-5787. You can also follow the park on Twitter or like the official Fort Pulaski National Monument Facebook page.