Wednesday, 4 September 2013

World Parks Day 2013, Saturday 21 September

Contact: Stella Rodriguez, Marketing and Events Officer, Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service
P: 6336 5319 E: stella.rodriguez@parks.tas.gov.au W: www.parks.tas.gov.au/events

Location: Statewide, various locations
Date: Saturday 21 September          RSVP: varies for activities

Intended Audience: Suitable for anyone with an interest in nature, history, wildlife, walking, photography. Activities for all ages.

World Parks Day on Saturday 21 September is a great opportunity to celebrate our parks and reserves.
The celebration invites you to discover and reconnect with parks in your area. National parks and other reserves contain outstanding natural and cultural heritage. They also provide opportunities to get fit and healthy, take time out, spend time with family and friends and relax and revitalise.

Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is once again offering free entry for the day on 21 September to all of Tasmania's national parks to encourage you to visit and enjoy your local or regional park, take a picnic, go on one of the 60 Great Short Walks, or join in one of the planned free activities around the state.

Mt Field National Park, Tamar Island Wetlands Centre, Maria Island National Park, Freycinet National Park, Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs, Cradle Mountain, Highfield Historic Site, Lake St Clair and Narawntapu National Park are all hosting special activities on Saturday 21 September.

World Parks Day is an open invitation to all to take time out and enjoy the magnificent natural environment that Tasmania is renowned for. Make a date in your calendar and celebrate!

Detailed information is on the website.