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Contact: Betty Lieurance, 970-529-4608
Mesa Verde National Park and all 405 national parks across the country will waive entrance fees for Presidents Day weekend, Saturday, February 14 through Monday, February 16, to honor our nation's leaders and their accomplishments.
Every president has strong associations with national parks. In fact, the White House –the home and office of each present since John Adams– is a national park.
Although he never lived in the White House, President George Washington's ties to national parks include Independence Hall (Pa.), Federal Hall (N.Y.), Great Falls Park (Va.), Fort Necessity (Pa.), George Washington Birthplace (Va.), and the Washington Monument (D.C.).
President Barack Obama has visited Grand Canyon (Ariz.) and Yellowstone (Wyo.) national parks with his family. He has also created five new national parks via presidential proclamation, including Cesar E. Chavez National Monument (Calif.) and Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument (Md.).
In addition to Presidents Day weekend, the National Park Service will waive admission fees on five other days in 2015: the first weekend of National Park Week (April 18 and 19), the National Park Service's 99th birthday (August 25), National Public Lands Day (September 26) and Veterans Day (November 11).