April 7, 2015
Contact: Jenny Anzelmo-Sarles
WASHINGTON – National Capital Region parks join national parks, programs, and partners across the country to encourage everyone to find their park and share their stories online at FindYourPark.com. To inspire area residents to find their park and to help engage a new generation of park stewards, area parks will offer fee free days on April 18 and 19. Several area parks will also offer special programs throughout National Park Week, which runs April 18-26, and on National Junior Ranger Day, April 18.
“I encourage everyone to get out and explore area parks during National Park Week and ‘Find Your Park.’ National parks touch many of us in the greater Washington area on a daily basis, so I invite you to explore someplace new. Maybe a ranger-led hike at a historic Civil War fort or battlefield or a bike ride along the C&O Canal Towpath; have a picnic in a neighborhood park, or visit a national historic landmark,” National Capital Regional Director Bob Vogel said. “Get out and Find Your Park!”
"Find Your Park" invites the public to see that a national park can be more than a place -- it can be a feeling, a state of mind, or a sense of American pride. Beyond vast landscapes, the campaign highlights historical, urban and cultural parks, as well as the National Park Service programs that protect, preserve and share nature, culture, and history in communities nationwide.
to learn more about how you can join parks, programs, and partners in celebrating National Park Week across the country.