The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is looking to lure people from the malls to the trails with free entry, snacks and drinks at state parks the day after Thanksgiving.
The agency declared Nov. 24 to be “Green Friday,” an outdoors-based holiday intended as the antithesis of shopping-focused “Black Friday.”
All parking fees will be waived at Oregon’s state parks, and drinks and snacks will be offered at five of Oregon’s most popular parks, including Silver Falls.
“We started this tradition three years ago to encourage people to opt outside,” said OPRD director Lisa Sumption. “Why not get some fresh air with your family and create a new holiday tradition?”
Read the full article at The Statesman Journal.