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. Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military 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!
On June 18, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, in partnership with the Signal Mountain History Committee, Tennessee State Parks - Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail, living historians from the 9th Kentucky, and the Friends of the Park, provided another great National Park Service centennial event entitled "Signaling to the Next Generation" on Signal Mountain, Tennessee. Read more
On Saturday, July 30, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park held its third centennial event, “Bike, Paddle, Play at Moccasin Bend.” This was the third of six events highlighting a different area of the park, and these events are designed to reach new audiences that have not previously engaged with the park’s Civil War story. Read more
The park completed it's sixth and final Centennial event on Saturday, September 24 at Sherman Reservation. Partnering with the Glass House Collective, Sierra Club, Southeast Conservation Corps and the Land Trust we were able to successfully connect the 73rd Pennsylvania Reservation with Sherman Reservation on Missionary Ridge. Read more
On Saturday, September 10, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, the Orchard Knob Neighborhood Association, and the Friends of the Park partnered to provide "Blues in the Knob," the fifth of six centennial celebrations within the national military park. Read more
On Saturday, June 11, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, supported by the Friends of the Park and Outdoor Chattanooga, held the first of six park centennial events scheduled for 2016. Read more