SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Division of Parks and Recreation is excited to announce our third annual Military Appreciation Day on Saturday, August 12, 2017.
As part of the celebration, all active military, veterans, and their family in the same vehicle will be allowed free day-use access to Utah state parks*. Many of these parks will also be hosting fun events to celebrate.
Some of the activities for Military Appreciation Day include pancake breakfasts, 5K races, flag ceremonies, canoe rentals, disc golf tournaments, and more.
“We have set this day aside to honor those currently serving in the military as well as those who have served in the past,” Utah State Parks Deputy Director Jeff 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 state 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 43 different state parks and plenty of activities to enjoy, you are sure to find your next adventure.
Visit the Utah State Parks website for an updated list of the fun activities planned for Military Appreciation Day. The list is updated periodically, so be sure to check back as the celebration draws closer.
If you would like more information on a certain parks activities, visit the individual park web pages and click their “Events” tab.
Qualified veterans may also be eligible for an Annual Utah State Parks Veterans With Disabilities Honor Pass.