Find Your Park And Enjoy Two Fee-Free Days
The National Park Service, 99 on Aug. 25, prepares for 2016 centennial
September 1, 2015
The National Park Service turned 99 years old on Aug. 25. In preparation for next year's big centennial celebration, the National Park Service is inviting everyone to find your park (http://findyourpark.com/). To encourage people to discover everything a park experience can be, there is a fun list of 99 ways to find your park (http://findyourpark.com/news/99-ways-to-find-your-park).
Grand Canyon is a great place to try #32 - celebrate Native American heritage, #68 - walk a trail, or #79 - see a starry, starry night. You can also share your park experience with others by posting on social media with the hashtag #FindYourPark.
On Aug. 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed legislation to create the National Park Service. Today, there are 408 national parks throughout the country and each one tells an important part of the American story.
Some commemorate notable people and achievements, others conserve magnificent landscapes and natural wonders, and all provide a place to have fun and learn.
Remaining fee-free dates this year at Grand Canyon and all national parks are National Public Lands Day on Sept. 26 and Veterans Day on Nov. 11.
Grand Canyon National Park visitors are reminded that fee-free designation applies to entrance fees only and does not affect fees for camping, reservations, guided tours, or use of concessions. Park entrance stations will have the Interagency Senior and Annual passes available for those who wish to purchase them.