It’s National Parks Week! – National Consumers League

If you are fortunate enough to live close to a national park, consider getting out there and discovering something new about one of the 394 national parks in the United States.

For one year each week, the National Park Service waives admission fees in order to encourage people can affordably witness the connection between human and environmental health and the vital role America’s national parks play in both.

Did you know that America’s national parks aren’t just protected forests and deserts? The National Park Service is the U.S. federal agency that manages all national parks, many national monuments, and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations. It was created on August 25, 1916, by Congress through the National Park Service Organic Act.

Whether you prefer a 20-mile backcountry hike in Yosemite or a leisurely stroll around Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, moving outside is good for you and offers a chance to explore these places you own. Search the events calendar to find your National Park Week “must-dos,” and share your national park experience