NPS Centennial

A Centennial Celebration will be held at Mount Rainier on August 25, 2016. Events will be held at four locations: Sunrise, Paradise, Ohanapecosh and Longmire. Activities will be held from 9:00 am-2:30 pm.

At Mount Rainier National Park, the park and community partners are planning many special programs and volunteer activities to highlight what makes the park such a treasured place.

For a century the American people have entrusted the NPS to tell the nation's stories and protect its historic, natural, and recreation features, and to preserve the parks so they may be enjoyed by future generations.

In this centennial year, you are invited to both celebrate this milestone anniversary and to become part of the next generation of park stewards.

See the Calendar for events celebrating the NPS Centennial. Help the national parks look forward to the next century. This is not the end of a century, but the beginning of the next 100 years!

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. Mount Rainier National 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!


Call to Action Projects 

  • Curatorial Internship

    Two staff wearing protective clothing and glasses work in a laboratory.

    Mount Rainier National Park's Curatorial staff had one intern from Evergreen College who was taught primarily about natural history curation but also did a little cultural history curation. Read more

Last updated: August 24, 2016

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