Celebrate the 99th Birthday of the National Park Service

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Date: August 18, 2015
Contact: Ryan Koepke, 219-395-1882

The National Park Service is turning 99 years old on August 25 and Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore wants you to help us celebrate. Come to the national lakeshore’s Paul H. Douglas Center on Sunday, August 23, at 1:30 pm or 3:00 pm to enjoy some birthday cake and learn about the early days of the National Park Service.
If you can’t come to the party, you can still take part in the celebration. See how many fun things you can do at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore or any of the other 407 National Parks around the country. Go online and check out the list of 99 ways to Find Your Park for some ideas. You can even share your park experiences with others by posting on social media with the hashtag #FindYourPark.
On August 25, all national parks will also offer free entrance for everyone. At the national lakeshore, there will be no fee charged at West Beach on this day. For more information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, visit the park website at www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit or call our information desk at 219-395-1882.


Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is part of the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 408 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.

Last updated: August 19, 2015

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