Parks are yours to enjoy all year long and for a stretch of days each April, National Park Week offers national park visitors special programming and events to enjoy. This year’s theme is “Park Stars,” and there’s no better way to join in the fun than reaching “Park-loving Superstar” status. Below are a few stellar ways to support our national parks during the week-long celebrations from April 21 through April 29.
How can you take advantage of the on-going programs and events if you don’t know when they are?! Keep checking in to stay current on the National Park Week 2018 festivities. For more details on local happenings, also check out the websites of the national parks near you.
Get decked out.
Pull on some NPF swag to show off your love of national parks and the importance of supporting these incredible places. Several of our participating partners are also hosting special offers in celebration of National Park Week. Check in for promotions throughout April to stock up on gear that keeps you prepared and simultaneously supports the places you love.
Learn (and share) some fun facts.
Everyone loves a fun fact, and for anyone unable to get outside to #FindYourPark/#EncuentraTuParque this month, our blog is still teeming with resources to learn more about these incredible places and the stories they keep alive. Read about somewhere you’ve never been, like Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument, or find a squirrel fact to share at your next party.
Make a donation.
The National Park Foundation community is made up of passionate enthusiasts who share a love for our national parks. Join our community by making a donation and you’ll be guaranteed updates on the latest park news. Every generous gift, no matter the size, makes an impact and supports key programs in our national parks.
Bring someone to the national parks for the first time.
Many people are still unaware of the national parks located just a stone’s throw away from their backyard. Find a friend who hasn’t yet experienced a national park and plan a #FindYourPark trip together! This could be anything from a multi-park road trip to just a few hours at an urban park. For ideas, check out our free, downloadable National Park Owner’s Guides.
Bump it up from occasional appreciation to an on-going donation.
Have you given to the National Park Foundation before? If so, it’s easy to make your donation a yearly tradition through a renewal. Monthly gifts are a convenient way to ensure you consistently support our national parks without needing a reminder. The National Park Foundation continues to fund important projects on an on-going basis. Help ensure that they continue to thrive!
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