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PORT ANGELES, WASH. –Olympic National Park joins parks, programs and partners across the country to encourage everyone to find their park and share their stories online at FindYourPark.com. Launched Monday by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation, Find Your Park is a public awareness and education campaign celebrating the milestone centennial anniversary of the National Park Service in 2016 and setting the stage for its second century of service.
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.
"Find Your Park" is also be the theme for this year's National Park Week, April 18 –26. With ocean beaches, rain forests and craggy mountains, Olympic offers nearly limitless opportunities for exploration, adventure and relaxation.
Entrance fees will be waived on April 18 and 19 at all park entrances.Kids and their families are invited to join in the April 18 celebration ofNational Junior Ranger Day at the Olympic National Park Visitor Center in Port Angeles. Olympic will also welcome Washington Coast Cleanup volunteers to park beaches on April 25 –to learn more about helping with the cleanup visit http://www.coastsavers.org/
"April is a great month to enjoy Olympic and we're excited to welcome everyone to come explore during National Park Week," said Olympic National Park Superintendent Sarah Creachbaum.
"Whether you're looking for a beach or a forest walk or mountain views, Olympic has something for you. Come on out and find your park!"
Visit www.NationalParkWeek.org to learn more about how you can join parks, programs, and partners in celebrating National Park Week across the country.
For more information about visiting Olympic National Park, visit nps.gov/olym or follow us on Twitter @OlympicNP and on Facebook at OlympicNPS.