Saturday, April 18, 2015

National Park Week in Palm Springs and across America

It is National Park Week!

The nation is buzzing about National Park Week, America's largest celebration of national heritage, April 18–26, 2015. 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.
A group of kids walk along a wooden pole at Gateway National Recreation Area
Fun is part of the action at Gateway National Recreation Area where healthy activities are designed to get kids outdoors.
Photo by David Monroy

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, a presidentially proclaimed celebration of our national heritage.
Now's the time

Plan your visit by what you want to do or where you want to go. Browse the event calendar and check out the special programs offered throughout the week. Here are some highlights during National Park Week:

Two girls smile from a wooden fence
NPS/Buddy Secor
April 18 and 19:
On opening weekend
of National Park Week every national park will give you free admission!
Two kids show their Junior Ranger badges
Photo by Sheila Edwards
April 18:
On National Junior Ranger Day
, parks will invite young visitors to explore, learn, protect and be sworn in as junior rangers.

Two volunteers on a trail work project
David Snyder for the NPS
April 22:
This earth day
, if you want to roll up your sleeves and pitch in with a project, look for a park where you can help out.
Don't forget to check out There you can share your national park photos, videos, and tips. While you're there, learn all about the ways you can help support your national parks all year round.
Try something new...find your national park!

America is a beautiful and wonderful country.

The Palm Springs Guru encourages everyone in Palm Springs, the greater Palm Springs area and across the USA to visit and enjoy a park this week.

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