National Park Week

Graphic reading "2019 Park Week" with images of a ranger hat, saguaro, person walking dog, trees, mountain, bird Statue of Liberty, and Gateway Arch

Each April, during the presidentially-proclaimed National Park Week, we join with the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, to celebrate America's treasures. National Park Week is a time to explore amazing places, discover stories of history and culture, help out, and find your park!

Get ready to celebrate National Park Week 2019 from April 20 to 28! Parks across the country will host a variety of special programs and events. To kick off National Park Week, all entrance fees are waived on Saturday, April 20! There are also special days during the week to highlight the different ways you can enjoy your national parks.

Get involved in National Park Week on social media, find an event, or take the Trivia Tuesday Challenge!

National Park Week Theme Days

Get Social

Share your national park experiences and memories on social media during National Park Week using the hashtags: #NationalParkWeek and #FindYourPark or #EncuentraTuParque. Join in the special theme days on social media using these hashtags:

National Park Week (April 20-28) #NationalParkWeek, #FindYour Park / #EncuentraTuParque Wild Wednesday (April 24) #WildWednesday
National Junior Ranger Day (April 20) #JuniorRangerDay Throwback Thursday (April 25) #ThrowbackThursday
Military & Veterans Recognition Day (April 21) #MilitaryAndVeteransRecognition Friendship Friday (April 26) #FriendshipFriday, #NPSFriends
Earth Day (April 22) #EarthDay BARk Ranger Day (April 27) #BarkRanger
Transportation Tuesday (April 23) #TransportationTuesday, #NPSOnTheMove Park Rx Day (April 28) #ParkRx, #HealthyParksHealthyPeople

Facebook Frame

Beginning April 18, a frame for National Park Week will be available on Facebook! Here's how you can update your profile image to show your love of national parks.

Step 1: Click on your profile image and select "Update."
Step 2: Select "Add Frame."
Step 3: Search "National Park Service."
Step 4: Choose frame and "Save."

Ranger Emoji

It's back! During National Park Week, use #FindYourPark on Twitter for a special ranger emoji to appear on your tweets.

Join the Park Week Chat on Twitter

Thanks for joining the annual National Park Week Twitter chat hosted by the National Park Service, National Park Foundation, and the Department of the Interior on April 19, 2019. We had a lively and engaging conversation using the hashtags #FindYourPark, #EncuentraTuParque, and #NationalParkWeek. And, we trended!

The Trivia Tuesday Challenge

To get ready for National Park Week, join us for Trivia Tuesday from March 19 through the end of April! We’ll challenge you with a question about the National Park Service each Tuesday and post the answer the following week.

Find an Event

Set the calendar to April 20 to 28 to find special events and activities happening at national parks across the country in celebration of National Park Week.

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    Last updated: April 19, 2019