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. Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield 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!
The park partnered with GA State University’s Rialto Theater for an art exhibit entitled "Social Spaces in Preserved Places: A Visitors' Scrapbook of Georgia's National Parks" . The exhibit displays visitors' social media images of themselves in Georgia's 10 national park units, enjoying the parks in their own (safe) way - the very definition of "Find Your Park". Read more
The park partnered with Cobb Senior Services, with the YMCA, and with the Kennesaw Mountain Trail Club for an Active Trails grant entitled “Hiking to Health”. This program enabled local senior citizens to experience Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park through hikes on park trails and in outdoor fitness and yoga-based programs. A total of 210 senior citizens were served through this program. Read more
The park’s Centennial Junior Ranger Day targeted underserved audiences and offered the participants various activities to help them learn more about the park and its resources. A total of 80 youth participated in the event. Read more
Nine title I schools (939 students) were served through a 3-part program which included a pre-site orientation visit to the school, a fall fieldtrip to the park focusing on Civil War history, and a spring fieldtrip to the park focusing on the CCC camp and the New Deal. Read more