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. Gulf Islands National Seashore 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!
Eleven miles south of the Mississippi mainland coast, a group of visitors to an island found their park for the NPS Centennial at Gulf Islands National Seashore. Read more
Gulf Islands National Seashore and the Florida Trail Association host a public cleanup day along the Florida National Scenic Trail through the park in celebration of National Public Lands Day. Read more
Gulf Islands National Seashore commemorated the 150th Anniversary of the Completion of Fort Massachusetts on West Ship Island in Mississippi. Read more
Gulf Islands National Seashore partnered with the Pensacola Blue Wahoos minor league baseball team to create an unforgettable night for the youth of Pensacola and surrounding communities. Read more
Gulf Islands National Seashore partnered with the Biloxi Shuckers minor league baseball team to create an unforgettable night for the youth in the surrounding Mississippi counties. The event was held in celebration the National Park Service Centennial, and offered non-traditional community groups the chance to engage with Gulf Islands National Seashore staff and volunteers in a familiar and enjoyable setting. Read more