NPS Centennial

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 (and 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. Death Valley 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!


Call to Action Projects 

  • Enjoy the View! Parks Are Lining Up to Be Sure We Do Just That

    Park personnel evaluating a view

    As we get closer to the Centennial in 2016, parks are signing up to protect clean air and scenic views. Do you know how to evaluate a scenic view? Read more

  • Digital Tool Allows Users to See Economic Contributions of Individual Parks

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    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

  • Americorps National Civilian Community Corps Comes to Death Valley


    Eight Americorps NCCC members descended into Death Valley on March 19 to a landscape all but one was unfamiliar with. Many of the members had never been to a National Park, and several had never camped out before. The “Gold 8” Team was in for experiences that they could not have imagined just days before. They were all self-chosen members of a “composite team”, coming from previously assembled teams from all over the country that had been together since last fall. They were s Read more

  • From Stars to Star Wars


    Every two years, Death Valley National Park partners with its cooperating association, the Death Valley Natural History Association, host the Death Valley Conference of History and Prehistory. The conference is usually held in the park, however, due to the remodeling of the park’s visitor center, the November 2011 conference was held in one of DEVA’s gateway communities, Beatty, NV. Read more

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P.O. Box 579
Death Valley, CA 92328


(760) 786-3200

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