BNT Invites the Public to Explore Parks for Free During National Parks Day

BNT Invites the Public to Explore Parks for Free During National Parks Day

April 17th, 2024 – Nassau, Bahamas

This Saturday, April 20th, people can visit and explore national parks around The Bahamas for free during National Parks Day with The Bahamas National Trust (BNT).

Held every year during the week of Earth Day, National Parks Day is an opportunity for Bahamians and visitors of all ages to participate in outdoor activities and special experiences in parks managed by the BNT. This year, eight national parks across The Bahamas will have special activities, ranging from water-based adventures like kayaking and snorkelling, to birdwatching, tree plantings, guided tours, bush tea demonstrations, environmental games and activities, and much more. Food and beverage vendors will also be on site in parks during National Parks Day.

“The BNT hosts National Parks Day annually in honour of Earth Day, to encourage Bahamians to connect with nature and get outside. On this day, we provide activities and experiences that aren’t normally available in parks, free of cost.” said Lakeshia Anderson-Rolle, BNT Executive Director.

“A lot of people aren’t aware of all the ways they can use and benefit from these special spaces that the BNT manages on their behalf. We want to inspire that connection between them and these incredible natural treasures that we need their help to preserve. We want them to experience all the creative, fun, and relaxing ways they can use these protected spaces sustainably and responsibly.”

This National Parks Day, activities will be happening at eight different parks across six different islands: Bonefish Pond National Park, The Retreat Garden National Park, and Primeval Forest in New Providence; the Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve in Eleuthera; the Rand Nature Centre in Grand Bahama; Blue Holes National Park in Andros; Inagua National Park in Inagua; and the Exuma Cays Land & Sea Park in Exuma.

In total the BNT manages 33 national parks, encompassing more than 2.2 million acres of land and sea across The Bahamas. As the official national park managers of The Bahamas, The Bahamas National Trust strives to make parks accessible for all Bahamians and visitors alike.

To learn more about what to expect at National Parks Day 2024, visit

To learn more about the role the BNT plays in managing terrestrial and marine national parks, conserving wildlife, and informing environmental policy, please visit its website: and follow/subscribe to its various social media channels: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.


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About the BNT:

The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) was created by an Act of Parliament in 1959 to build and manage the national park system of The Bahamas. Possibly the only non-governmental organization in the world charged with such a responsibility, the BNT works daily to conserve and protect the natural resources of The Bahamas through science, stewardship and education for present and future generations. There are currently 33 National Parks managed by the BNT with more than 2 million acres of marine and terrestrial areas protected.

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