Find Your Parks

HotSpringsNP

Hot Springs National Park

We are very fortunate to have a variety of National, State and local parks that citizens can access. Many of these parks are free to use or have minimal fees. 2016 is the 100th birthday of the National Park Service. As part of that celebration the National Park Service invites people to’ find your park’. When visiting a park, I look forward to learning and discovering new things.

It could be a weekend trip to Hot Springs National Park, a day hike at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield or Grand Gulf State Park, or a quick thirty-minute lunch break walk at Valley Water Mill Park it always helps me to re-energize and reconnect to nature and our community.

Parks can provide enrichment to the human spirit and are available for everyone to use.  A quote from Harry S. Truman during the dedication of Everglades National Park says, “These are the people’s parks owned by young and old, by those in the cities and those on the farms. Most of them are ours today because there were Americans many years ago who exercised vision, patience, and unselfish devotion in the battle for conservation.” These parks are yours to enjoy, so I encourage you to find your park!

Wilson's Creek National Battlefield

Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield

Here are some links to help:

http://www.nps.gov/wicr/index.htm

https://mostateparks.com/

http://www.parkboard.org/623/Parks-Recreation

Valley Water Mill Park

Valley Water Mill Park

 

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