Updated: 2/16/2022

During the month of April, we're launching a campaign to Celebrate the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve! National Parks Week is April 16-24, and we're extending that celebration all month long. When you visit Alamosa during April 2022, be on the lookout for displays of our love for our favorite National Park. The “We Love Our National Park” campaign will feature flags displayed downtown, posters, stickers, digital promotion, and special events throughout the month. 

Each year in April since 1991, National Parks across the country celebrate National Park Week (NPW) with special programs, events, and fee-free days. This year, National Park Week is April 17-25. This makes April the perfect time to raise appreciation of our National Park, and to celebrate all that it brings to our community!  Thousands of travelers from around the world travel to the Great Sand Dunes each year to explore all that the park has to offer. The National Park is dedicated to conserving the ecosystem, wildlife, and scenic beauty of this natural resource. The Park creates numerous programs and hosts cultural events celebrating local history and heritage. This vigilant work enriches the entire region. As the Gateway to the Great Sand Dunes, Alamosa appreciates the overwhelming benefit to our community that having the National Park brings.  

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We have invited businesses and organizations throughout the community to celebrate by sharing the ‘We love our National Park’ message, displaying posters, and creating themed displays or menu items.  As part of our celebration, we have distributed seven-hundred vouchers to our lodging partners that they will be gifting to some of their guests all month long. The City of Alamosa, Alamosa County, and San Luis Valley Federal Bank have generously supported this project to increase the amount of vouchers to be released. 

“We have a deep appreciation for the importance of the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, to our economy and community. We want to celebrate it, and invite others to celebrate with us. We’re grateful for the opportunity to work with the business community to raise awareness and appreciation for the Great Sand Dunes. '' Said Kale Mortensen, Executive Director, at Visit Alamosa.

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The entire community is invited to show their love for the Great Sand Dunes during April. Look for special programs offered by the Sand Dunes at  nps.gov/grsa/planyourvisit/calendar. Follow Visit Alamosa on Facebook to find out how to show your love for the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve.  Stop by the Colorado Welcome Center at 610 State Avenue during April for a chance to win merch and learn more about the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve.  If you visit the Great Sand Dunes during our celebration, share your photos on social media with us by using our hashtag #VisitAlamosa.  Stay tuned for more updates on our celebrations, and start making plans to join in the fun by visiting us in April!  

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