St. George, Utah – it’s tax day (sigh)… Wednesday, April 15, 2015 and what could be more relaxing after paying out approximately 11.81% of your hard earned income – on average –then enjoying the kickoff of Southern Utah’s “National Parks Week.”
Starting this Saturday and continuing through April 26, Southern Utah’s Zion National Park will be completely free to the public.
While this is a national event that takes place across the country on an annual basis, in Southern Utah, the population jumps at the opportunity to learn more about the national treasure residing in our very own backyard.
Hoping to educate the masses about the importance of our National Parks, the Zion National Park foundation and the St. George area tourism office will be hosting an Open House event at St. George’s Dixie Center; located at 1835 S. Convention Center Drive, Monday, from 4-7 p.m. This free event is intended to help the young and old alike learn more about the importance of protecting our national monuments.
The Open House event at the Dixie Center will include information and booths within the Dixie Center’s Garden Room: Featuring information about Zion National Park, Cedar Breaks and Pipe Spring national monuments.
According to online reports, the Open House was devised to create a convenient way for locals to stop in on their way home from work, or to bring the whole family. Per Jill Burt, director of operations and development for the Zion National Park Foundation, noted. “It will be an informal, come and go, evening,” she said. “Folks will have a chance to personally meet the new superintendent of Zion National Park, Jeff Bradybaugh, as well as Superintendent Paul Roelandt of Cedar Breaks, and Superintendent John Hiscock of Pipe Spring.”