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Free Saturday admission to Grand Canyon, other parks

Visitors enjoy Mather Point, a scenic Grand Canyon viewpoint located along the South Rim of the canyon in Arizona. Mather Point is popular for its canyon vistas and proximity to the Visitor Center Plaza. (Loretta Yerian/Williams-Grand Canyon News

Visitors enjoy Mather Point, a scenic Grand Canyon viewpoint located along the South Rim of the canyon in Arizona. Mather Point is popular for its canyon vistas and proximity to the Visitor Center Plaza. (Loretta Yerian/Williams-Grand Canyon News

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — People can visit the Grand Canyon and other national parks for free Saturday, the 25th anniversary of National Public Lands Day.

The event was established in 1994 and is held on the fourth Saturday of September. The National Parks Service says this year's event on September 22, 2018, will focus on restoration and resilience of our public lands.

Along with Grand Canyon National Park, people can visit these Arizona parks without cost Saturday: Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Montezuma Castle National Monument, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Petrified Forest National Park, Pipe Spring National Monument, Saguaro National Park, Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, Tonto National Monument, Tumacacori National Historical Park, Tuzigoot National Monument, Walnut Canyon National Monument and Wupatki National Monument.