Discover events in Occoquan District, with this searchable community calendar. For a comprehensive list of local volunteer opportunities, visit Volunteer PW. You can also find more local happenings at Prince William Living. To see a schedule of Board of County Supervisor meetings or to watch online, click here.
- This event has passed.
Free Entrance Days for National Parks: Prince William Forest Park & Manassas National Battlefield Park
April 17, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Come experience the national parks! This includes Prince William Forest Park and Manassas National Battlefield Park! On six days in 2021, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone. Mark your calendar for these entrance fee–free dates in 2021:
- January 18: Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
- April 17: First day of National Park Week
- August 4: One year anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act
- August 25: National Park Service Birthday
- September 25: National Public Lands Day
- November 11: Veterans Day
National parks are America’s best idea, and there are more than 400 parks available to everyone, every day. The fee-free days provide a great opportunity to visit a new place or an old favorite, especially one of the national parks that normally charge an entrance fee. The others are free all the time. The entrance fee waiver for fee-free days does not cover amenity or user fees for activities such as camping, boat launches, transportation, or special tours.
The annual $80 America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass allows unlimited entrance to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including all national parks that normally charge an entrance fee. There are also free or discounted passes available for senior citizens, current members of the military, families of fourth-grade students, and disabled citizens. Learn more about the variety of passes offered by the America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass series.