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Contact: Anita Badertscher, 520-377-5063
Tumacácori joins parks, programs, and partners across the country to encourage everyone to find their park and share their stories online at FindYourPark.com. Launched on April 2nd by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation, Find Your Park is a public awareness and education campaign celebrating the 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. Tumacácori National Historical Park is offering several ways for visitors, both new and returning, to make Tumacácori their park during this National Park Week.
Saturday, April 18th and Sunday, April 19th:Fee Free Days. In addition to free entrance to the park, the Western National Parks Association will offer 15% off in the national park store.
Saturday, April 18th 2:00 p.m.:"Marimba: Concert of Baroque Music" in the historic church. The concert is co-sponsored by the Consulate General of Mexico in Nogales, Arizona, and is free of charge.
Saturday, April 18th 5:00 p.m.: Family Sleepover.Register online at www.recreation.gov to participate in the rare opportunity to spend the night inside Tumacácori's historic church. A $20charge applies to each adult participant ($10 for children under the age of 16) and includes entrance to the park, dinner, breakfast, and all activities. To learn more about this unique opportunity, call 520-377-5060 or visit www.nps.gov/tuma.
Saturday, April 25th 8:30 a.m.: Guided Bird Walk. Catch the last of the season's migratory birds on this free guided walk.
Saturday, April 25th 9:00 a.m.: "Play With Mud" Junior Ranger Day.Kids and families of all ages can enjoy a series of activities surrounding the magical stuff we call mud. Restore a building made of mud, become a mud scientist, explore critters that live in mud, make art from mud, and more. Entrance to the park is free during the event. Participants can also earn prizes!
"National Park Week is a tremendous opportunity for friends and neighbors to get out, explore, and find their park," says Superintendent Bob Love.
Visit www.NationalParkWeek.org to learn more about how you can join parks, programs, and partners in celebrating National Park Week across the country.