Military Appreciation Day

The Utah Division of State Parks is excited to announce our upcoming Military Appreciation Day for August 2022. Please check back at a later date for the finalized day.

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

This celebration helps us honor the sacrifices the members of the U.S. 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 and so many different state parks across Utah, there are multiple opportunities to find your own adventure.

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

Additional Activities

Along with free day-use entrance to all state parks*, some parks are also offering events and programs on Military Appreciation Day. Events have traditionally included 5k races, pancake breakfasts, and much more! Check back later to see updates on additional activities at a park near you.