Free Park Day

Wayne Harvey

Updated 5 years ago

State parks and historic sites were open to the public on this Father’s day, free of charge.This is the 75th anniversary of the Maine State Parks System and to celebrate that there are a number of activities planned all season.Including the park passport program.That’s where you can go to the parks and get stamps in the passport and you can earn prizes like stickers to water bottles.And if you make it to all 48 sites in the state you can get a free season pass.Cars were lined up at Fort Knox in Prospect to tour the grounds free of charge according to Park Manager Mike Willusz. ” A lot of it just has to do with, just to show appreciation to the people of the state of Maine, throughout the years we’ve had bond issues targeting certain funding that we need to renovate state parks and the people have supported those bond issues and this is just a way of showing appreciation for their support and their effort.”Even if you missed free park admission day, you can still pick up one of the park passports when you visit any park or historic site in Maine.You can ask for them at the gate when you arrive.


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