By Marjorie Hall on 03/30/2011
The National Park Foundation is once again teaming up with the National Park Service to kick off National Park Week 2011 April 16th – 24th. Celebrating “Healthy Parks, Healthy People,” national parks across the country are encouraging people to come visit, get outdoors, and embrace a healthy lifestyle, while also embracing the importance of keeping our parks protected and preserved. Best of all – all national parks will be FREE all week! From ranger-led hikes and kayak trips to camping and volunteer events, park visitors can start planning their National Park Week adventures now at www.nationalparkweek.org. There, visitors will find resources on national park week events, special activities for visitors of all ages, details on how to share park adventure with other travelers, as well as information on how to support the parks.
For more information on National Park Week and a full listing of events including details on park-specific Earth Day events (April 22), Junior Ranger Day activities (April 23), and ways to lend a hand in local parks on Volunteer Day (April 16), please visit www.nationalparkweek.org.
Whether it is during National Park Week or any other day of the year, it is the generous support of individuals, foundations and corporations that allow the National Park Foundation to continue its Congressionally-chartered mission to support and protect America’s treasured national parks. The National Park Foundation is proud to recognize Bank of America, Energizer, Peace Cereal and The North Face for their support of National Park Week.