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. Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical 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 Rosie’s Girls program celebrated its fourth successful season as a partnership between the National Park Service, the YMCA of the East Bay, the Rosie the Riveter Trust (the park’s supporting organization), the West Contra Costa Unified School District, and the City of Richmond. Read more
The Maritime Child Development Center was built in Richmond, CA, in 1943 as a federally funded childcare center to serve the families of workers in the Kaiser Shipyards. After recently undergoing a complete restoration, the building is part of the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park, and has now returned to its original purpose of an educational building, containing the kindergarten and first grade classrooms of a public charter elementary school. Read more