100 Years: Let's celebrate!

The National Park Service turned 100 on August 25, 2016, and we celebrated throughout the year with our partners and visitors across the country.

The NPS Centennial also kicked off a second century of stewardship of America's national parks and engaging communities through recreation, conservation, and historic preservation programs.

As we enter that next century of service, the celebration continues! We invite you to find your park and discover the national parks and programs in your own back yard!


Find Your Park

Find Your Park

There are many ways to find your park, and many places you can find it. Start your journey!

Young adults gathered around in front of a centennial banner.

Celebrating a Successful Centennial!

Thousands of events and programs. Engaging the next generation. Strengthening our stewardship work. And we’re just getting started…

Centennial coin held next to a ranger badge

The Centennial is Circulating!

The U.S. Mint is celebrating the 100th birthday of the National Park Service with three new commemorative coins.

Postage stamp depicting wild ponies on Assateague Island

Centennial Stamps Enroute

The U.S. Postal Service has unveiled 16 postage stamps featuring national parks!

Arches National Park during winter

National Parks Adventure

New IMAX film presents parks in never-seen-before, breathtaking ways!

New York City skyline with sun setting in background

Park Exchange Series

The Park Exchange Series brought three national parks to new communities!

Palmer-Epard Cabin at Homestead

Media-Quality Photo Gallery

Explore this gallery to find high-resolution images that represent the unique character of our parks and the work we do to protect them.

Theodore Roosevelt & John Muir at Yosemite

Visionary Leaders

Learn about the visionaries who came before us with groundbreaking ideas to preserve America's treasures for future generations.