Utah State Parks Blog

Military Appreciation Day 2018

The Utah Division of Parks and Recreation is excited to announce our annual Military Appreciation Day set for Saturday, August 11, 2018.

As part of the celebration, all Utah State Parks* will offer free day-use entrance for active military, veterans, and their family in the same vehicle.

Many of these parks will also be hosting fun events to celebrate.

Come join in on the celebrations and activities like pancake breakfasts, 5K races, flag ceremonies, canoe rentals, disc golf tournaments, and more.

This celebration helps us honor the sacrifices the men and women make of our military make, Utah State Parks Director Jeff Rasmussen said.

“We have set this day aside to honor those currently serving in the military as well as those who have served in the past,” Rasmussen said. “Their sacrifices have given us the freedoms and safety that we all enjoy day in and day out. We think it’s important to recognize their service and dedication.”

Visiting a park in your local community is always a great choice, he said, but experiencing a new park can bring a whole new element of fun. With all the different activities across and 44 different state parks across Utah, there are multiple opportunities to find your own adventure.

Be sure to check the Celebration List below for updates and additional activities as the celebration draws closer.

*All standard fees will apply at This Is The Place Heritage Park.

**Celebration List Updated Aug. 8, 2018

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