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National Park Week 2015 Encourages Everyone To Find Your Park
Garfield –Pea Ridge National Military 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 yesterday 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 the theme for this year's National Park Week, April 18 –26.Enjoy our 4,300 acre battlefield, 7-mile driving tour and over 10-miles of hiking trails.Entrance fees will be waived on April 18 and 19.
"I want to invite everyone to join us for National Park Week and help us kick off our centennial celebration," said Superintendent Kevin Eads."Every state has a National Park that provides opportunities for adventure, exploration, and learning. Come and see what it is all about, or go online and find a park, or share your stories online because this celebration is not only about National Parks but you, our visitors, as well."
Visit www.NationalParkWeek.org to learn more about how you can join parks, programs, and partners in celebrating National Park Week across the country.
About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America's 407 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.