Fees Waived To Mark Park Service 98th Anniv.
On Aug. 25, the U.S. National Park Service turns 98 years old, and officials are waiving entrance fees that day and inviting everyone to join in the festivities taking place at the country’s 401 national parks
Established in 1916, the National Park Service was created to care for all of the national parks throughout the country. According to the National Park Foundation, each park represents an important part of our collective identity. Some parks commemorate notable people and achievements, others conserve magnificent landscapes and natural wonders, and all provide a place to have fun and learn.
The mission of the National Park Service extends even further than the parks, the park foundation points out. The work of NPS reaches into communities across the country where they work with partners to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities that revitalize neighborhoods and enhance the quality of life.
The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, raises private funds that directly aid, support and enrich America’s national parks and their programs.
For more information, visit www.NPSbirthday.org.