National Park Service offers free admission to all parks August 25-28

Anna Hofmann with Environment Arizona speaks in favor of the designation of the Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument at Flagstaff City Hall Wednesday along with Coconino County Supervisor Art Babbott

Sally Jewell will tour Glacier National Park on Thursday morning, and be in Gardiner on Thursday night for a celebration and concert at Yellowstone National Park's Roosevelt Arch.

Crater Lake National Park will waive its entrance fees from Thursday through Sunday and offer a host of activities Thursday to mark the National Park Service's 100th anniversary.

"It's our birthday, and we are sharing it with everyone", said Novato resident Aaron Roth, Golden Gate National Recreation Area interim superintendent.

The National Park Service already has adopted some changes to address the issue, including recruiting minority interns and producing videos and brochures for Spanish-speaking audiences.

Barnum says Obama has designated new national parks recently that recognizes the contributions of minority groups such as the Cesar Chavez National Monument and the Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers Monument. The goal is to bring people together to share their National Park Service memories through stories, art, and objects. You can celebrate by visiting a national park with free admission August 25-28. Plan ahead for crowds at Muir Woods National Monument.

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Take advantage of public transit opportunities to visit park sites.