HONOLULU (KHON2) — The National Park Service (NPS) sites are waiving entrance fees for everyone on Monday, Jan. 17, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.

It’s also a day of service, commemorated on the third Monday of January every year, when hundreds of volunteers participate in service projects at parks across the nation.

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MLK Day of Service is the only federal holiday designated as a day of service to encourage volunteerism. It’s also the first day of the year when NPS sites offer free admission.

Mark your calendar for these dates in 2022:

  • April 16: First day of National Park Week
  • August 4: Anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act
  • September 24: National Public Lands Day
  • November 11: Veterans Day

Make sure to check each park’s website for hours of operation before heading out there.