100 Years: Let's celebrate!

The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016, and everyone can take part in the celebration!

The centennial will kick off a second century of stewardship of America's national parks and engaging communities through recreation, conservation, and historic preservation programs.

We invite you to find your park and discover the national parks and programs in your own backyard!



Two seated people looking into the distance

Find Your Park

Join the movement and participate in centennial events near you. Explore a world of discoveries in the parks.

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Historic cabin against dusky sky

Media-Quality Photo Gallery

Find high-resolution images that represent the unique character of national parks and the work we do to protect them.

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Youth jumping into Ross Lake at the North Cascades National Park Complex

Building on Success

Read all about efforts already underway to prepare for the next 100 years in the Call to Action Success Stories.

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John Muir and Theodore Roosevelt at Yosemite National Park

Visionary Leaders

Interested in the founding of the National Park Service? Learn about the early leaders who brought the NPS to life.

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Youth help restore an illegal campsite at Shenandoah National Park

Get Involved

When you get involved, you help ensure that national parks and programs are relevant. Find out more!

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