BEACH LAKE, PA – The National Park Service is turning 99 years old on August 25th and Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River wants you to join the party! Come to the park and experience the wild and scenic beauty of the National Parks in your own backyard. Discover the history of the area at the Zane Grey Museum, participate in our Take A Hike! program, or just come out and enjoy the beauty of the Delaware River.
In preparation for next year’s big centennial celebration, the National Park Service is inviting everyone to Find Your Park. To encourage people to discover everything a park experience can be there is a list of 99 exciting ways to Find Your Park at the “Find Your Park” website at https://findyourpark.com/nps99. Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River is a great place to try #63 – Raft down a river, #56 Join a trail clean-up, or #15 – Relax on the banks of a scenic river! Visitors can share their park experiences with their friends and family by posting on social media using the hashtag #FindYourPark.
“Birthdays are a time to celebrate and we want everyone to join the party,” said Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River Superintendent Kristina Heister. “Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River offers something for everyone, so I invite you to visit and Find Your Park.”
On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed legislation to create the National Park Service. Today there are 408 National Parks throughout the country and each one tells an important part of the American story. Some commemorate notable people and achievements, others conserve magnificent landscapes and natural wonders, and all provide a place to have fun and learn. On August 25, all national parks will offer free entrance for everyone.
Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River was established by Congress in 1978 under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. The intent of the legislation was to preserve our nation’s rivers for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations.
The mission of the National Park Service extends beyond park boundaries. Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River is a unique partnership of the National Park Service, private land owners, and local, state, and national governments, all with the goal of conservation and stewardship. Community partnerships help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. To see what is happening in Pennsylvania and New York, go to www.nps.gov/PA or www.nps.gov/NY.
Photo Caption: Come “Find Your Park” at Upper Delaware S&RR.
About the National Park Service: More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 408 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.