Did someone say a FREE Park Pass?

Let’s Go! thrives thanks to our partners. We’re lucky to have support from the Maine State Bureau of Parks and Lands and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation. This guest blog from one partner celebrates another partner. This is how communities come together to effect change.

Authored by Karen Voci, President, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation 

Summer is here and that means long hot sunny days and cool nights – and lots of family adventures along the way!

There are so many ways to keep active during the summer – swimming, hiking, bike riding, running.  One place you can experience all of these activities is at a Maine State Park.

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation has partnered with Let’sGo! and the Mainepass pic2 Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry’s Bureau of Parks and Lands to make 10,000 Maine State Parks passes available to patients at primary care practices affiliated with Let’sGo!. The free pass is accepted at any of Maine’s 48 state parks and historic sites (with the exception of Baxter State Park), and it’s good through the end of the year. No excuses!

 

 We want to help prevent childhood obesity by creating healthy opportunities for children and their family to stay active. Through the Foundation’s support, Let’s Go! is encouraging doctors to promote the 5-2-1-0 messaging with their patients, and focus on ways to build a lifetime of wellness. These free park passes make it affordable for families to enjoy the great outdoors and embrace an active and healthy way of life.

Enjoying the great Maine outdoors – its beautiful natural resources and its many recreational opportunities – is a gift.  Keep your family healthy all summer long starting with a fun visit to a Maine State Park.  And don’t forget the healthy snacks!

14 Comments

Neil C. Simmons

We are patients at Lincoln Health- Miles Campus, Damariscotta , Me. The above info is not clear as to how to obtain the free Park Passes. Please help.

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Sarah B Westleigh

How could my family receive a free park pass? Where do I have to apply? I thank you for your attention to this matter and look forward to hearing from you shortly!

Sarah B. Westleigh

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Kristin Nichols

We would love to use a state park pass to go on adventures with our two children!

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Dennis J. Gifford

Hello
My name is Dennis and I am disabled. I have 12 year old twin boys with many different health issues.
I would like to ask for / apply for an application to recieve a free Maine State Park pass.

Dennis J. Gifford
211 4th Street
Old Town, Maine 04468
denginjj@yahoo.com
207-745-6390
Thank you

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Beth VanHerzeele

Hello I am Beth and am a care Coordinator for Central Maine Family Practice and interested in how to get free passes for our pts ,please advise .thank you

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letsgo

Thanks for the inquiry Beth, I hope we were able to answer your questions when we connected via email.

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Nikki Young

Is it too late to get the free park passes? Also, how do I sign up? My daughter and I live near Acadia and love to hike around the area, but entering the park can get pricey. Free passes would really help us out.

Thanks,
Nikki

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Alexandra Chappell

I had an appointment at my doctor’s office this morning (5/27/15) asked for a park pass for the 2015 season and the staff looked at me as if I had three heads and never heard of the program (and the office is listed as one where I could get a pass). Help, please! Would love to take advantage of this program.

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