Today marks the Centennial of our National Park Service and entry to our National Parks is free from August 24 through August 28 so that we can all enjoy the celebration.
There are parks all over the country and this map helps you Find Your Park. The National Park Service uses over 20 different titles for the park units it manages, including national park and national monument.
Utah alone has 13 units in the National Parks Service including Parks, Monuments, Recreation Areas, Historic Sites and Historic Trails. Hopefully, with the majority of Utahns supporting it, there will be another called Bear Ears National Monument.
These public lands are our lands and should remain that way in perpetuity. For our children’s children and for the world to see.
I love our National Parks.
Happy Birthday National Park Service!
Life is good.
P.S., check out today’s Google Doodle in honor of the Centennial.