As a concessionaire with outlets in nearly 50 parks, including Gateway National Recreation Area, we are passionate and diligent about supporting the National Park Service’s mission to preserve the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. In all of our park concessions, we continue to encourage the development of a personal stewardship ethic, and broaden public support for preserving park resources.

Leave-no-Trace: Education & Signage

We actively promote the importance of “Leave-no-trace” and “Pack-it-in-pack-it-out” to every patron where we do business in Parks, nature preserves, and historical landmark areas. It’s our goal to minimize human impact on the natural and historical areas, preserve and protect the surrounding wildlife and ecosystem, and help ensure a positive recreational experience for all visitors for future generations. Visitor education includes principles of: packing out what you pack in, disposing of waste properly, leaving what you find (in regards to natural items), respecting wildlife, being considerate of other visitors, and picking up litter left by others. Messages are included in our verbal orientation, literature, as well as supported by signage.

Freetime has established partnerships with parks across
the United States:

  • National Park Service
  • Gateway National Recreation Area (NPS)
  • California State Parks
  • Orange County CA Parks & Recreation
  • Los Angeles County Dept. of Parks & Rec.
  • City of Los Angeles Dept. of Rec. & Parks
  • Long Beach CA Parks, Recreation & Marine
  • Oceanside CA Parks & Recreation
  • San Diego Park & Recreation
  • Santee Lakes CA Recreation Preserve
  • Denver Parks & Recreation
  • Florida State Parks
  • Pinellas County FL Parks & Recreation
  • Fort Myers FL Parks & Recreation
  • City of St Petersburg, FL
  • Chicago Park District
  • Indiana State Parks
  • City of Indianapolis
  • City of Louisville Parks & Recreation
  • New Orleans City Park
  • Minneapolis Parks & Recreation
  • Cincinnati Dept. of Parks & Recreation
  • Philadelphia Parks & Recreation
  • Saint Paul Parks & Recreation Department
  • New York City Dept. of Parks & Recreation
  • City of Portland OR Parks & Recreation