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. Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area 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

  • Interns Enjoy the View at DEWA

    Student group photo

    Superintendent John J. Donahue announced that four Native American students from the University of Minnesota, Morris assisted DEWA with Director’s Call to Action #38 Enjoy the View (ETV) efforts and its goal to assess and preserve treasured scenic resources this spring. Read more

  • Urban Blazers Find Their Parks

    Students and teacher splash each other

    In the spirit of the National Park Service Centennial, the Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) Program is teaming up with community partners like Urban Blazers to help students in Philadelphia gain problem-solving skills, build confidence, connect with nature, and find their parks. Read more

  • Arts Inspire New and Fresh Perspectives on National Parks

    Teens create arts at Peters Valley School of Craft

    All 401 national parks are connected by their power to inspire. Weir Farm National Historic Site (WEFA, Connecticut) and Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area (DEWA, New Jersey and Pennsylvania) teamed up to offer an immersive youth arts program at the Peters Valley School of Craft along the Delaware River. With the help of artists and rangers, teens learned about the national parks and their connection to the arts. Read more

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