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. John Day Fossil Beds National Monument 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!
During the centennial, the NPS long-standing tradition of ranger hikes and tours continued and expanded to include special guest speakers such as researchers, scientists, and staff experts. Read more
Twitter user @sydneymadisonnn won the Social Media Photo Contest with a combined 146 Facebook and Twitter likes! Read more
The rural area of John Day Fossil Beds National Monument has some of the lowest light pollution in the continental United States and allows some of the darkest skies in the nation! Read more
This centennial year, Artist-in-Residence Daniel Crowe lead a class of beginning and advanced art enthusiasts to paint at the historic Cant Ranch. Read more