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. Padre Island 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!


Call to Action Projects 

  • Centennial Student Art Contest

    Paintings on display on walls and table in art gallery

    Students find their park through art with a Centennial Student Art Contest hosted by Padre Island National Seashore. Read more

  • Connecting to the Resources through Environmental Education Programs.

    Students Connecting to the Resources through Environmental Education Programs

    Young people are important stakeholders. They are the future voters, scientists and teachers. During the 2012 school year, we presented over 400 programs to over 16,000 students through our environmental education programs. These programs help young people connect to the concepts of preservation and conservation and, in turn, make them better stewards of the resources. Read more

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 181300
Corpus Christi, TX 78480


(361) 949-8068
This is the primary phone number for the Malaquite Visitor Center at Padre Island National Seashore.

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