|Commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in a National Park
Free Admission and Special Events will Take Place Nationwide
WASHINGTON – On Monday, January 18, national parks throughout the country will commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. All national parks will provide free admission for all visitors and many parks will host special events or volunteer service projects.
“We invite all Americans to honor the legacy of Dr. King in a national park,” said National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis. “Attend a special event, take part in a volunteer project, or visit a site with a direct connection to this great leader. We are all encouraged to remember the values of service and commitment to community that Dr. King exemplified throughout his life. Let’s make this holiday truly a day on, not a day off.”
In addition to waiving entrance fees at all national parks, many parks will host programs or volunteer work projects. Following is a partial list, please visit www.nps.gov/findapark/mlk-jr-day.htm for more events and information.
The additional entrance fee-free days for 2016 will be April 16 through 24, August 25 through 28, September 24, and November 11. Come to a national park and discover the sites and stories of our shared heritage.
About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 409 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.
Contact information: National Park Service , National Park Service-WINVALE, 290 Broadway Lbby 2, New York, NY 100071892