header image: nps.govUS Department of InteriorNational Park ServiceNational Park Service
Visitors hiking in a park.
Past Features
Three kids show off their new fourth grade annual pass   Every Kid in a Park
Calling all fourth graders!
 
Cow and calf walking out of red barn   National Park Getaways
This month: Oxon Cove Park/Oxon Hill Farm
 
Rock formations against starry night sky   New Dark Sky Park
Experience Canyonlands’ night skies
 
Sculpture and reflecting pool in landscaped garden   Works of Nature and Humankind
Discover park cultural landscapes
 
Man hiking in volcanic landscape   National Public Lands Day
National parks waive entrance fees
 
Photo of bison silhouetted on cliff   99 years young
Happy birthday to us!
 
Photo of girl looking at cannon   National Park Getaways
This month: Kennesaw Mountain
 
Photo of four girls playing in a creek near a waterfall   Step by step
Urban Blazers find their parks
 
Photo of historic home   Summer White House
Theodore Roosevelt's Sagamore Hill
 
Photo of youth working on a trail project   World of opportunity
Volunteers always welcome
 
Photo of girl looking at cannon   National Park Getaways
This month: Kennesaw Mountain
 
Photo of three moose crossing a road   Family-friendly fun
National parks waive entrance fees August 25
 
Photo of four girls playing in a creek near a waterfall   Step by step
Urban Blazers find their parks
 
Sagamore Hill home   Summer White House
Theodore Roosevelt's Sagamore Hill
 
Photo of youth working on a trail project   World of opportunity
Volunteers always welcome
 
Photo of white-tailed deer in wooded area   National Park Getaways
This month: Greenbelt Park
 
Photo of Fort Pulaski   Echoes from the past
Archeology of Fort Pulaski
 
Photo of wood frog reflected in water   Listen
Natural sounds enhance parks
 
Photo of people gazing at stars   Find your park after dark
Night skies at Sleeping Bear Dunes
 
Photo of performer balancing colorful hand drums   World of fun
Lowell Folk Festival
 
Photo of a woman with young child photographing flowers   Lotus and Water Lily Festival
Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens
 
Photo of two people overlooking an ice field   National Park Getaways
This month: Kenai Fjords
 
Photo of a group of sea lions swimming   Underwater realms
Ocean and coastal parks
 
Photo of four people holding bicycles on a trail   To your health!
Fun and fitness at Gateway
 
Photo of two people on paddle boards in middle of lake at sunset; courtesy of Thomas Haney, 2014 Adventure Category winner   Share your experience
Federal recreation lands photo contest
 
Photo of desert tortoise   At home in the desert
Tortoises at Lake Mead
 
Photo of man and woman repairing historic iron fence   Historic preservation
Preserving our past for the future
 
Photo of man using two draft horses harnessed to haying equipment   National Park Getaways
This month: Grant Kohrs Ranch
 
Photo of hummingbird feeding from a flowering plant   From flower to flower
Pollinators feed the world
 
Photo of fire trucks at park entrance with wildfire blazing in the background   Safety first
Wildfire knows no boundaries