Happy 100 Years, National Park Service!

The National Park Service turned 100 on August 25, 2016.

With special events across the country, and free admission to all 412 national parks now through August 28, the National Park Service is encouraging everyone to #FindYourPark / #EncuentraTuParque for the centennial!

The National Parks are uniquely American and this centennial kicks off a second century of stewardship and engagement of communities through recreation, conservation, and historic preservation programs.

Here are some ways to get involved:

  • Explore the stories of America's people and places. These stories are found across our nation's landscapes—in more than 400 national parks, in national heritage areas, along historic trails and waterways, and in every neighborhood.
  • Learn about the natural resources in parks, from the rocks under our feet to the sky overhead. Investigate the issues that affect our parks and how we join with neighbors and partners to address them.
  • Find resources for teachers and opportunities for kids to discover the wonders of the national parks.

Learn more about the centennial celebrations at https://www.nps.gov/subjects/centennial/index.htm.