America’s National Parks and their partners, the businesses, gateway communities, states and organizations that support and benefit from the parks, are preparing for National Park Week (Apr. 21 – 29) with special events and offers. As the NPPC receives offers from these partners, they’ll be posted on this site under the Offers tab.
Many parks are commemorating the week with special events. Here is a sampling:
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area near Redding, Calif. is encouraging park visitors to visit four of the park’s waterfalls and take rubbings of the bronze plaques at each fall, then return the rubbings to the park visitor center for a special reward, while supplies last. Throughout National Park Week, special ranger-led hikes will visit Whiskeytown (and Brandy Creek falls will be offered. On the first weekend, there’ll be an open house at a local environmental school with pond exploration and other environmental adventures, and an event honoring children and those who make a difference in their lives. The following Saturday, a Whole Earth and Watershed Festival occurs in nearby Redding at City Hall where staff from Lassen Volcanic NP and Whiskeytown NRA will transform kids (with a dash of outdoor fun) into instant Junior Rangers on Junior Ranger Day.
Shenandoah National Park plans these happenings:
- April 21 – National Junior Ranger Day — a full day of activities for the entire family.
- April 24 – Spirit Night — Spirit Night at Sticks Kebob Shops in Charlottesville and Richmond, Virginia, between 4:00 and 7:00 pm. Mention Shenandoah National Park Trust to the cashier and 10% of the bill will be donated to it.
Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites is sponsoring a “Folk to Fork” Garden Party and Concert to benefit gardening teens. Included are local foods,The Bandana Splits, a retro style female vocals, Singer -songwriter Benji Cossa, and the Garden Boutique by the Roosevelt-Vanderbilt Historical Association. Tickets must be purchased in advance at http://beatrixfarrandgarden.org/events.html or call 845-554-7482 for more information.
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