Pipestone National Monument is proud to be part of the Every Kid in a Park program as part of President Obama's commitment to protect our nation's unique outdoor spaces and ensure that every American has the opportunity to visit and enjoy them.
As of September 1, fourth graders nationwide can visit the new Every Kid in a Park website to obtain a pass that provides free access to students and their families to all federally managed lands and waters–including national parks, forests and wildlife refuges. The pass is valid through August 31, 2017 and grants free entry for fourth graders and three accompanying adults (or an entire car for drive-in parks) at more than 2,000 federally-managed sites.
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 67,489 visitors to Pipestone National Monument in 2016 spent $ 3,945,900 in communities near the park. That spending supported 66 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $5,037,500.
Pipestone National Monument has scheduled a prescribed burn during the period of May 1 – May 20, 2017. When appropriate wind, temperature, and humidity conditions exist between these dates, approximately 92 acres of the tall grass prairie will be burned. When the above conditions are forecasted for a specific date, additional information will be provided to park neighbors and the media.
Pipestone National Monument announces “International Migratory Bird Day” on May 13, 2017, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. This event will feature bird walks, interactive exhibits, educational stations and more.