Corps parks invite current military, veterans and their families for a day at the park

Published Oct. 23, 2013
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District will waive day use fees for veterans, active and reserve component service members and their families at the district’s 10 parks on Veterans Day, November 11.

“The Corps has proudly offered this modest ‘thank you’ to our service members since 2006,” said Theresa Fisher, district natural resources specialist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District. “We are very proud to host these families who have given so much for our freedom.”

The fee waiver requires verbal confirmation of service and covers fees for boat launch ramps and swimming beaches. The waiver does not apply to camping and camping-related services, or fees for specialized facilities such as group picnic shelters.

Other agencies that manage recreation areas on Corps’ lands are encouraged, but not required, to offer the waiver in the areas that they manage.

A list of Sacramento District parks can be found here:

Hosting more than 370 million visits annually to 422 lake and river projects, the Corps is the largest federal provider of outdoor and water-based recreation in the nation. The more than 2,400 Corps-operated recreation areas nationwide offer a diverse range of outdoor activities to people of all ages.

Robert Kidd

Release no. 13-082