The National Park Service and the National Park Foundation invite everyone to get to know their national parks during National Park Week, April 20 - 28. Enjoy FREE admission to all national parks April 22 - 26.

National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis says, quote, "This year's theme, 'Did you know...' provides a fun way to discover the wonders of America's national parks." National Park Week is a great time for all Americans to visit a nearby national park to camp and hike, watch wildlife, or stroll a Civil War battlefield. The National Park Service says it's also a good time to explore local parks, trails, and architectural gems sustained through National Park Service programs such as the Rivers Trails Conservation Assistance program and the National Register of Historic Places.

The annual celebration includes special events such as Junior Ranger Day on April 20 and Earth Day on April 22. Find a list of ranger-led programs and plan your adventures at nationalparkweek.org. You can also share your park experiences and photos and help support parks.

JUST DON'T APPROACH THE WILDLIFE. PLEASE?