In commemoration of National Park Week - You're invited to a Zion National Park Openhouse. Visit with new Zion National Park Superintendent Jeff Bradybaugh, Superintendent Paul Roelandt of Cedar Breaks, and Superintendent John Hiscock of Pipe Spring. Find out how Zion's Youth Education Initiative is touching the lives of thousands of area children. Learn how the parks affect you and how you can support your parks. Enjoy light refreshments. Bid on exciting park related items in a silent auction. Free to the public. Hosted by the Zion Natural History Association, Zion National Park Foundation, and St. George Area Tourism Office. For more information got to: http://zionpark.org/zion-spring-event-celebrate-the-national-parks-in-your-backyard/
In celebration of National Park Week, a National Park Open House will be held at the Dixie Center, Monday, April 20, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The event is free to the public and designed to help residents young and old learn more about, and connect to the National Parks in our own backyard. Sponsored by the Zion National Park Foundation and the St. George Area Tourism Office, the event will include booths and information stations in the Dixie Center Garden Room featuring Zion National Park, as well as Cedar Breaks and Pipe Spring National Monuments. There will also be light refreshments and a silent auction of unique and meaningful items relating to the parks. According to Jill Burt, director of operations and development for the Zion National Park Foundation, the event is designed to make it handy for people to stop by on their way home from work, or bring the whole family. “It will be an informal, come and go, evening,” she said. “Folks will have a chance to personally meet the new superintendent of Zion National Park, Jeff Bradybaugh, as well as Superintendent Paul Roelandt of Cedar Breaks, and Superintendent John Hiscock of Pipe Spring,” she said. Park rangers, volunteers and partners will be on hand to share the latest activities and initiatives in the parks, including the Zion National Park Plein Air Artist Invitational, and Zion’s Youth Education Initiative which is touching the lives of thousands of area children. There will be information on how people can volunteer in the parks, and other ways to make a difference.