Top 10 ways to celebrate National park Week

Posted April 14, 2011, at 3:45 p.m.

WASHINGTON, D.C. —- The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, is teaming up with the National Park Service to celebrate National Park Week 2011 April 16 – 24.

Beginning April 16 people everywhere are invited to experience America’s nearly 400 national parks which will be fee free all week. Celebrating the theme “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.

In honor of National Park Week, the National Park Foundation is releasing 10 great ways to celebrate:

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), visit  At this site, visitors will find resources on National Park Week events, special activities for visitors of all ages, details on how you can share your park adventure with other travelers, as well as information on how to support the parks.

Find out more about the work of the National Park Foundation and how to help at


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