National Park Week

National Park Week is America's largest celebration of national heritage. It's about making great connections, exploring amazing places, discovering open spaces, enjoying affordable vacations, and enhancing America’s best idea—the national parks! It's all happening in your national parks. The National Park Service is once again partnering with the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, to present National Park Week from April 15 to 23, 2017.

Watch Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke's invitation to explore a park near you during National Park Week.

Come Celebrate National Park Week!

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Discover all there is to see and do in your national parks. With many exciting opportunities to enjoy nature and our nation's unique cultural heritage, what will your adventure be?

See audio-described version of the National Park Week video.

Now's The Time!

Plan your visit by what you want to do or where you want to go. Here are some highlights during National Park Week:
  • April 15–16 and 22–23: Visit for free!
    On these National Park Week weekends, every national park will give you free admission!
  • April 15: Junior Ranger Day
    Calling kids of all ages! Earn a Junior Ranger badge at one of the many fun programs happening at parks across the country.
  • April 22: Earth Day
    Join a volunteer project or simply enjoy the natural wonders and wildlife preserved in national parks.
  • April 23: Park Rx Day
    Get healthy and active in a national park with a ranger-led program or with family and friends. Learn more about Park Rx Day.
  • April 23: Volunteer Recognition Day
    Find volunteer opportunities at a national park. If you are a current volunteer, share your story of why you volunteer and be recognized on social media. Learn more about Volunteer Recognition Day.
Try something new this year. Find your park!

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  • Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

    Foothills Feature

    Thursday, August 17, 2017

    Take a close-up look at the oak woodlands with a ranger. More

    10:00 AM to 10:15 AM
    Foothills Visitor Center, Sequoia National Park
  • Fire Island National Seashore

    National Parks - America's Best Idea

    Friday, August 25, 2017

    Take an armchair tour of America's special places and explore rich history of the National Park Service. More

    7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Fire Island National Seashore Fresnel Lens Building
    Free program
  • Minute Man National Historical Park

    Revolutionary Dogs: ‘Paws for the Cause!’

    Friday, August 25, 2017

    Join us for a special walking tour, Revolutionary Dogs: ‘Paws for the Cause!’ More

    2:00 PM
    Minute Man Visitor Center, 250 North Great Road, Lincoln, MA
  • Golden Gate National Recreation Area

    Fort Baker 101

    Saturday, August 26, 2017

    Tour the many layers of history found in Fort Baker! Reservation required, 415-331-1540. More

    10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Fort Baker
  • Golden Gate National Recreation Area

    Birding 101

    Sunday, August 27, 2017

    Explore the shores of Rodeo Lagoon and enjoy local birds with docent Jane Haley! Reservation required, please call 415-331-1540. More

    9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    Marin Headlands