The National Park Service turned 100 on August 25, 2016, and the entire year was quite a celebration! Throughout 2016, hundreds of millions of you ventured out to Find Your Park-learning, discovering, getting inspired, or simply having fun in national parks. Thank you for joining us!
The Find Your Park party will continue in 2017 as we invite you to continue your own journey to discover national parks and public lands. Share your stories at FindYourPark.com (and EncuentraTuParque.com) and with #FindYourPark / #EncuentraTuParque on social media.
National parks across the system engaged in a variety of activities to prepare for and celebrate the centennial. Capitol Reef National Park was a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we did and join us as the National Park Service enters a new century in 2017!
Capitol Reef National Park Rangers, Loa Elementary Fifth Graders, and the Wayne School Superintendent all gathered on the morning of Thursday, May 19, 2016 at the Fruita Historic Schoolhouse to celebrate momentous occasions – the graduation of Fifth Grade students from Loa Elementary School, the retirement of the Wayne School District Superintendent, and the Centennial of the National Park Service. Read more
National parks are easily recognized for their natural beauty, historical significance, or cultural importance. But national parks also contribute mightily to their local economies. Read more