Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve is one of many park units in the National Park Service waiving entrance fees to celebrate Public Lands Day. Park entrance fees will be waived on Saturday, September 29, announced Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve Superintendent Lisa Carrico. “Entrance fees are waived all day and we hope everyone will come out, attend programs, and enjoy their National Park”. National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is the nation's largest, single-day volunteer event for public lands. NPLD began in 1994 with three sites and 700 volunteers. It proved to be a huge success and NPLD became a yearly tradition, typically held on the last Saturday in September. Since the first NPLD, the event has grown by leaps and bounds. For more information on Public Lands Day visit www.publiclandsday.org In celebration, visitors are invited to attend ranger programs on plant and animal diversity within the park at the Dunes Parking Lot at 10:30 a.m., join a ranger for a guided hike along the dry creek bed at 3 p.m. at the Dunes Parking Lot, and end their day with a program celebrating the park’s dark skies at 8 p.m. at the Amphitheater. For more information about park events offered by Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, call the Visitor Center at (719) 378-6399.