The National Park Service celebrates its centennial on August 25, 2016. To ring in the 100th year, all 412 national parks and monuments will offer FREE ADMISSION from August 25th through the 28th. We can't wait to take advantage of this amazing opportunity to #getoutside and discover what these Crown Jewels of our country have to offer.
We have two gifts for you as well! In celebration of the National Park Services' 100th year, we’re offering FREE GROUND SHIPPING on all orders over $100 through Thursday, August 25th. If that’s not fantastic enough, we’re also giving away a Pinnacle Dualist on our Facebook page. Like our page and tell us about your next or best adventure in your favorite national park to enter to win, and we’ll draw the winner on August 28th and contact you.
Now, a little bit about the National Park Service (NPS), because knowledge is awesome. The NPS was created on August 25, 1916, although national parks existed as early as 1872 when Yellowstone was established by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. Prior to the establishment of the NPS, however, each park was managed individually. When President Woodrow Wilson signed the bill creating the National Park Service, he mandated the agency "to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and wildlife therein, and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations."
Here are just two ways to get you started, should you be near these spots (don’t forget to check here for parks near you):
- 8/25-28: Grand Canyon National Park Founders Day Celebration (AZ): Park-wide celebration with food, special programs, train exhibit, naturalization ceremony, and concert.
- 8/27: Centennial Family Festival on the National Mall (DC):The national park in the heart of the nation's capital will host a family fun day at Constitution Gardens in celebration of the National Park Service 100th anniversary.
Now GO. Take the time to join the celebration; give kids the gift to explore, learn, discover, and be inspired; or simply have fun in any of the 400+ National Parks.