Saguaro National Park will be joining other national park units across the country to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a fee-free entry into the park on Monday, January 18.
This year, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr Day, the park is inviting our community to joing us in a day of service. The park is seeking volunteers to help us pick up trash and litter along S. Freeman Road and S. Old Spanish Trail. This service event will be taking place on Monday January 18 from 8 AM to 12 PM (MST) on Monday. Tools, equipment, and protective wear will be provided to volunteers. Please come prepared wearing long pants, sun-screen, hats, and close-toed shoes, with personal snacks and a bottle of water. Additional water will be available for refilling bottles. Parking is available.
In addition to this volunteer project, the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona will also be joining park staff in a service event removing invasive buffelgrass from park lands.
Western National Parks Association will honor the fee–free holiday with a 15% discount on all bookstore items in both visitor centers. Park visitors are reminded that the fee-free designation applies to entrance fees only and does not affect fees for camping. Park entrance stations and visitor centers will have Saguaro Annual Passes, along with Interagency Senior, Active Military, and Annual Passes available for those who wish to purchase them. All Fourth Graders are welcome to print their vouchers at www.everykidinapark.gov and exchange them at the park for their free annual Every Kid in a Park annual pass, good for them and their whole family.