API Changelog

This page documents changes made to the NPS API. We recommend that you periodically check this list for any new announcements. To see what changes may appear here next, visit the NPS API Roadmap.

NPS API Base URL - Release 2017-09-XX

Due to the NPS API leaving beta, the version number referenced in the resource endpoints of URLs for API calls is changing. For example, the previous resource endpoint for parks referenced v0 of the API and looked like the following:

https://developer.nps.gov/api/v0/parks

Now that the NPS API has left beta and is on v1, that same resource endpoint is:

https://developer.nps.gov/api/v1/parks

Please note that calls to v0 of the NPS API will no longer respond with data.

NPS API Update Interval - Release 2017-08-02

The interval in which most NPS API data is updated from its data sources has been shortened from 4 hours to 2 hours in order to provide the most up-to-date information possible. The endpoints affected by this change include:
  • Alerts
  • Articles
  • Campgrounds
  • Events
  • Lesson Plans
  • News Releases
  • Parks
  • People
  • Places
  • Visitor Centers

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Last updated: September 7, 2017