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WASHINGTON - Former National Parks Director Russell Dickinson once said that he didn't know of 'a single major national park or monument in the western part of the United States that doesn't have some sort of Indian sacred area.'
In honor of National Public Lands Day on September 24, national parks across the country will waive their entrance fees.
Kicking things off this Saturday, the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation will welcome Nickelodeon and their 8th annual Worldwide Day of Play to Washington DC's President's Park. Located next to the White House, President's Park will be home to the largest Worldwide Day of Play to date, with an entire day of activities and games - encouraging kids to get up, get out and get to a national park! In that spirit, Nickelodeon's television networks and websites will go off-air and offline from 12 pm to 3 pm (all times edt) as a signal to kids and families nationwide to get active.
Whether it is this weekend or any weekend, America's national parks offer endless activities the whole family can enjoy. This National Public Lands Day, the National Park Service and National Park Foundation invite everyone to go out and play.
posted September 23, 2011 2:29 pm edt
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