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Contact: Lynn Cullivan, 415-561-7006
San Francisco – On Monday, January 18, national parks throughout the country will commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. All national parks will provide free admission for all visitors and many parks will host special events or volunteer service projects.
“We invite all Americans to honor the legacy of Dr. King in a national park,” said National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis. “Attend a special event, take part in a volunteer project, or visit a site with a direct connection to this great leader. We are all encouraged to remember the values of service and commitment to community that Dr. King exemplified throughout his life. Let’s make this holiday truly a day on, not a day off.”
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park will honor Dr. King’s legacy with a beach clean-up at Aquatic Park alongside our longtime partner, Aquarium of the Bay. Last year, 48 volunteers removed 97 pounds of trash from Aquatic Park beach and promenade, Victorian Park, and Jefferson St.
We hope you can join us for this day of service to keep the Aquatic Park and the Bay clean for all. Meet at 9:00am the end of Jefferson St. by the propeller sculpture (just west of Hyde Street Pier). Nearest intersection is Jefferson Street and Hyde Street. The clean-up will conclude at noon.
Additional entrance fee-free days for 2016 will be April 16-24, August 25-28, September 24, and November 11. Come to a national park and discover the sites and stories of our shared heritage!
San Francisco Maritime NHP is located at the west end of Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco. The park includes a magnificent fleet of historic ships, Visitor Center, Maritime Museum, Maritime Research Center, and Aquatic Park Historic District. For more information, please call 415-447-5000 or visit the park’s website https://www.nps.gov.safr. Follow us on Twitter @SFMaritimeNPS and Instagram sfmaritimenps and join us on Facebook SanFranciscoMaritimeNHP.
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