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April 20th, 2012
Grijalva Invites Americans to Visit National Parks, Monuments and Other Public Areas Free of Charge for National Park Week

Tucson, Ariz. – Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva, the ranking member on the House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands, today invited Americans to visit many of the nation’s great national parks, monuments and other public spaces free of charge April 21-29 for National Park Week. A full list of participating units by state is available at

“Conserving our great public spaces for the future truly is one of the best ideas this nation has ever had, and the value of that idea is obvious every time we visit a park, a monument, a scenic river or any of the other great place we protect as a country,” Grijalva said. “National Park Week is about making the natural wonders of this country as accessible as possible, and I encourage everyone to take full advantage.”

Arizonans can learn more by calling Saguaro National Park at (520) 733-5158 or Grand Canyon National Park at (928) 638-7888. Participating Arizona areas include:

·         Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

·         Chiricahua National Monument

·         Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

·         Grand Canyon National Park

·         Lake Mead National Recreation Area

·         Montezuma Castle National Monument

·         Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

·         Petrified Forest National Park

·         Pipe Spring National Monument

·         Saguaro National Park

·         Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

·         Tonto National Monument

·         Tumacacori National Historical Park

·         Tuzigoot National Monument

·         Walnut Canyon National Monument

·         Wupatki National Monument

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