National Mall and Memorial Parks
January 17 is known as “ditch your New Year’s resolution day,” but that doesn’t mean we should forget our adventurous ambitions for 2015! By this point in the first month, it’s easy to slide back into old habits and resort to complacency instead of keeping our eye on the goal. But that doesn’t have to be the case.
On January 15, we’ll come together as a nation to celebrate the birthday of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
On January 19, we’ll honor his life and legacy with a national day of service.
And did you know that you can walk in his footsteps and experience his story in our national parks year-round?
Grab your calendars, national park fans — the 2015 fee-free days have been announced!
For nine days this year, the entrance fee to all national parks will be waived in commemoration of the following events:
What flew by faster: the month of December or 2014 as a year?
It’s been an exciting month and an even more incredible year here at the National Park Foundation. But before we go sprinting into 2015, let’s take a quick look back at what happened this month.
For more than 50 years, our friends at North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) have tracked Santa’s holiday travels around the globe. NORAD staff, family, and friends volunteer their time to personally answer phone calls and emails from children and people everywhere about Santa’s whereabouts. It’s great fun for the entire family!
The National Park Foundation turns 47 today!
The chill, wonder, and merriment in the air can only mean one thing: the holidays are now upon us! Sites across the National Park System are celebrating the season in exciting ways. From musical concerts, to cultural performances, to hands-on craft projects, there are incredible opportunities for you to enjoy the season’s festivities.
Looking to give back to our national parks with the perfect gift this holiday season? Check out these unique gift ideas from our partners below. From gear to games, calendars to warm cozy socks—there is something for everyone on your list.