99th Birthday

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Date: August 25, 2015
Contact: Alexandra Picavet, 415-786-8021

The National Park Service is turning 99 years old on August 25 and Golden Gate National Recreation Area wants you to join the celebration! Come to the park and find YOUR favorite way to be part of our national heritage and story.

In preparation for next year's big centennial celebration, the National Park Service is inviting everyone to Find Your Park. To encourage people to discover everything a park experience can be, there is a fun list of 99 ways to Find Your Park. You can use the list of 99 for inspiration of new things to try; for example this is a great place to try # 5 –Dance, #14 –Earn a Junior Ranger Badge, #21 –Paddle a Water Trail, #97–Play, or #98 –Take a Sunrise Selfie. Share your park experiences with others by posting on social media with the hashtag #FindYourPark @GoldenGateNPS.

"National parks offer so many different experiences and opportunities," Superintendent Chris Lehnertz said. "We want to invite you to come and find your next park experience."

On August 25, 1916,the National Park Service was established to care for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage.Today, there are 408 national parks throughout the country and each one tells an important part of the American story. To celebrate the founding of the National Park Service all national parks will offer free entrance for everyone on August 25.


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Last updated: August 1, 2016

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