Give yourself the gift of good health in a park near you!
Every park has nine challenges — three physical, three mental, and three learning. Choose a park, choose a challenge, and connect with National Parks on a deeper level. Once complete, you can earn a Wellness Challenge Badge — in one or all three categories.
When was the last time you took time?Sure, we all give it. Sometimes too much.
But we should always save a little for ourselves.
To care for our mind, body and spirit.
Whatever makes you feel whole and feel well.
Personal wellness is out there waiting for you.
And it’s Well Within Reach.
So we’re giving a challenge. Every person. Any park.
Get out. Go explore. Walk. Run. Roll. Climb.
Think. Learn. Float. Relax.
Start Your NPS Wellness Challenge at a Missouri National Park
Choose Your Challenge
Explore all seven of the Missouri National Parks with nine unique physical, mental, and learning challenges at each park – connecting you with nature and inspiring you to pursue a healthy, well-rounded lifestyle.
Did you know that Missouri has seven National Park sites? Whether you want to walk, roll, relax or learn, we encourage you to reach for new experiences within Missouri’s National Parks.
Physical Wellness ChallengeTake part in three unique physical challenges in each of the
seven Missouri National Parks. Enjoy time to yourself and
discover new ways to move to improve your health.
Learning Wellness ChallengeTake part in three unique learning challenges in each of the
seven Missouri National Parks. Discover great moments,
explore new perspectives, and learn about the change-makers
in our nation’s history.
Mental Wellness ChallengeTake part in three unique mental wellness challenges in each
of the seven Missouri National Parks. Find moments to reflect,
relax, and engage your senses in nature to improve your
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have additional questions about the NPS Wellness Challenge, visit our FAQ Page for more information!
Choose a Missouri National Park
Gateway to the West
Gateway Arch NP
St. Louis, Missouri
The Plant Doctor
George Washington Carver NM
The People's President
Harry S. Truman NHS
More Than Just The Rivers
Van Buren, Missouri
Community on the Mississippi
Ste. Genevieve NHP
Ste. Genevieve, Missouri
A Place Called Home
Ulysses S. Grant NHS
St. Louis, Missouri
Second Major Battle of Civil War
Wilson's Creek NB
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