The National Park Service is turning 99 years old on August 25, 2015 and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area will celebrate this exciting event by offering free admission! The usual vehicle entrance fee of $20 will be waived for all visitors on August 25, known as Founder's Day. Come to the park and participate in daily ranger-led programs or enjoy popular water- and land-based recreational activities.
On August 25, 1916 President Woodrow Wilson signed legislation to create the National Park Service. In preparation for next year's big centennial celebration, the National Park Service has launched the Find Your Park campaign. To discover some great ways to experience the wonders of America's public lands, go to www.findyourpark.com to see 99 ways to Find Your Park. For example, Glen Canyon is a great place to feel the sand between your toes(#40) and find life in a desert(#17). You can also share your park experience with others by posting on social media with the hashtag #FindYourPark. Share your Glen Canyon and Rainbow Bridge experiences on Facebook at www.facebook.com/glencanyonnra.
Rainbow Bridge National Monument was established before the NPS in 1910 and Glen National Recreation Area joined the family in 1972. Last year, more than 2.4 million park visitors enjoyed these sites and added $175 million to the local economy and supported over 2000 area jobs.
Last updated: August 24, 2015