Grab your calendars, national park fans — the 2015 fee-free days have been announced!
For nine days this year, the entrance fee to all national parks will be waived in commemoration of the following events:
What flew by faster: the month of December or 2014 as a year?
It’s been an exciting month and an even more incredible year here at the National Park Foundation. But before we go sprinting into 2015, let’s take a quick look back at what happened this month.
For more than 50 years, our friends at North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) have tracked Santa’s holiday travels around the globe. NORAD staff, family, and friends volunteer their time to personally answer phone calls and emails from children and people everywhere about Santa’s whereabouts. It’s great fun for the entire family!
The National Park Foundation turns 47 today!
The chill, wonder, and merriment in the air can only mean one thing: the holidays are now upon us! Sites across the National Park System are celebrating the season in exciting ways. From musical concerts, to cultural performances, to hands-on craft projects, there are incredible opportunities for you to enjoy the season’s festivities.
Looking to give back to our national parks with the perfect gift this holiday season? Check out these unique gift ideas from our partners below. From gear to games, calendars to warm cozy socks—there is something for everyone on your list.
“We cannot enough admire the incomparable patience and fidelity of the soldiery.” – George Washington from Headquarters Valley Forge February 16, 1778
How did October fly by so fast?! Maybe we all spent so much time enjoying the fall foliage and carving our pumpkins that we forgot to keep track of how quickly the end of the month was sprinting toward us! Not to worry though, we have you covered on all the tidbits of national park news that may have whizzed by you.