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11/19/2018

FREE National Parks Pass – Every Kid in a Park!

Enjoy national parks, lands, and waters throughout the year! As part of the our nation’s commitment to protect its unique outdoor spaces and ensure that every American has the opportunity to visit and enjoy them, the Every Kid in a Park initiative continues to provide all fourth grade students and their families with free admission to national parks and other federal lands and waters for a full year.

This initiative provides valuable opportunities to explore, learn, and play in spectacular parks and aims to inspire stewardship of these places for future generations.  The pass grants free entry for fourth graders along with up to three accompanying adults as well as other children under the age of 16 (or an entire car for drive-in parks) at more than 2,000 federally managed sites, including national parks, national forests, national wildlife refuges, and more!

Students who are currently in 4th grade (including home-schooled students) can obtain a paper pass that grants them free entry through August 31, 2019 into all federal lands and waters.  In order to receive the pass, students should visit the Every Kid in a Park website and participate in an educational activity.  Then, they can print a paper pass to bring with them to visit public lands.  At certain participating sites, fourth graders can exchange the paper pass for a durable plastic Interagency Annual 4th Grade Pass.  Fourth graders must be present for free entry into parks and to exchange the paper pass for a plastic pass.  Teachers can also obtain passes for their entire classroom of students!

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