National Park Week 2010: Visit our Parks for Free!

April 21, 2010, 3:13 pm

National Park Week takes place this April 17-25, when all 392 national parks will have free admission! Parks will also offer additional family friendly activities and special offers on tours, lodging, food and souvenirs. A complete listing of parks and promotions is available at

“We are rolling out the red carpet and inviting everyone to visit a national park and help celebrate National Park Week,” said Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar. “Parks are fun and affordable destinations and great places to engage in healthy, outdoor activities, whether for a few hours or a few days.”

National Park Week is a program of the National Park Service and helps to engage families and communities in America’s Great Outdoors, reconnecting them with nature and creating close to home opportunities for people to get outside, be active, and have fun.

There will be hundreds of family friendly events on Saturday, April 24, for National Junior Ranger Day. Each child participating in Junior Ranger activities will receive a certificate, patch or pin.

To find a park near you, visit the park finder at