National Park Week 2016


WHEREAS, Virginia is blessed with abundant natural wonders and outdoor recreational opportunities in our national, state, and local parks; and

WHEREAS, it is important to introduce a new generation to these special places and we should encourage adults and children to lead active and healthy lives; and

WHEREAS, 2016 marks the centennial of the National Park system, and the 80th anniversary of Virginia State Parks; and

WHEREAS, National and State Parks in Virginia are promoting special activities for children and families all year; and

WHEREAS, during National Park Week April 16-24, 2016, every national park will offer free admission;  

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize April 16-24, 2016, as NATIONAL PARK WEEK in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.