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The Big State Park Week-Long Celebration is Getting Bigger!

March 03, 2024 8:04 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The National Association of State Parks Foundations was pleased to host “I Love My State Parks Week” last year and is anticipating an even bigger “I Love My State Parks Week!” in 2024 during the week of May 12-19 (Sunday to Sunday).

Eleven states participated in the events last year. This year the goal is to get to 20 states! This year we’re also going to end the week – Sunday, May 19 – with a “day of service” to beautify our parks with trail work, clean-ups, restoration work parties, etc., and sharing a social media photo board of participating groups on the NASPF landing page for the event. Prizes will be awarded for the best photo holding the “I love my state parks” logo sign (template forthcoming in the media kit). This contest will be a great way to show our collective spirit!

And speaking of collective, this is a shared event, so don’t forget to involve your agency and other nonprofit partners. We’d like them to register too, so feel free to send along the link(s).

Register for the event by March 31. 

Remember also that this week-long celebration gives a chance to express gratitude for state parks in many ways for all the people who support them and themes change depending on the day (see week calendar in event materials).  The overall objectives of the event are to:

  • Increase the visibility of state parks by sharing the story of state parks, benefits to the public, how to access these places, and the programs offered
  • Connect with the public to have them share their memories – stories, photos, etc.
  • Increase the visibility of the state parks foundations and their supportive missions
  • Engage new audiences to the state parks and the nonprofits that support them
  • End on May 19 with a collective day of service to rally a shared in-park event across the nation!

We prepared a Social Media Kit and other materials to make it easy to promote the event.

Join us and remember to use the hashtag #ILoveMyStateParksWeek, tag us at #NASPF, and make it a fun week.

National Association of State Parks Foundations

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