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. Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve 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 

  • Revitalizing the Safety Culture at Jean Lafitte and New Orleans Jazz

    Image of volunteers scrubbing headstones at a national cemetery

    Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve and New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park teamed up to revitalize the parks' safety culture with new safety training, leadership, and a safe and successful three-day volunteer project. Read more

  • Welcome to Your Virtual Park!

    Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve is constantly adding new ways to make a "virtual visit" almost as much fun as the real thing. Web pages take users from swamps to battlefields and the ability to "friend us on Facebook" is only a couple of weeks away. Read more

  • Fighting Invasive Species at Jean Lafitte

    Image of research bending down from boardwalk toward plastic squares floating in plant-covered water

    Giant salvinia, a floating aquatic fern native to the Amazon Basin, has invaded Jean Lafitte's Barataria Preserve, and it now covers most preserve waterways for much of the year. Giant salvinia impacts plants and animal life and its thick mats are a severe nuisance to boaters and fishers. Read more

  • Making History Live at Jean Lafitte

    Staff and volunteers of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve made history live for park visitors and French Quarter passers-by through innovative programs about the consequences and meanings of 1815's Battle of New Orleans and the Civil War in the South. Read more

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419 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70130


(504) 589-3882

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