By Sonia Isotov
Residents and visitors will have an opportunity to visit Haleakala National Park for free.
All 397 national parks across the country will offer free admission from January 14-16 to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and that includes Haleakala National Park.
“Dr. King led the fight to realize his dream of a nation free of discrimination, where every citizen was able to enjoy the inalienable rights promised to all Americans,” said National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis, in a written statement.
“Dr. King’s story and those of so many others whose efforts changed our country are preserved in the national parks, places where history happened. I hope every American can take advantage of the upcoming fee free weekend and visit their parks to experience their history firsthand.”
The National Park Service will also waive admission fees on 14 other days in 2012 – National Park Week (April 21 to 29), Get Outdoors Day (June 9), National Public Lands Day (September 29), and the weekend of Veterans Day (November 10 to 12).