National Park Week, an annual celebration of our country’s most magnificent open spaces, kicks off on April 15 and runs through April 23. Given the spectacular beauty and ecological diversity of the West, it’s no surprise that more than 40 national parks are in western states.
To celebrate “America’s best idea”, the National Park Service is partnering with the National Park Foundation to offer free access days and special events across the country. As part of the #FindYourPark campaign, visitors to the website can search for parks by proximity or favorite activity. Park admission is free during the weekends of April 15-16 and April 22-23.
For more information, visit the National Park Week website.
Western Governors expressed their support for the National Parks System by passing a resolution in 2016, National Parks and the West, that praised the “Find Your Park” and “Every Kid in a Park” initiatives. Read, download resolution.