Every 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.
Thank you for celebrating National Park Week 2021 with us this past April 17 to 25! Parks across the country hosted a variety of special programs, events, and digital experiences. There were also special theme days during the week to highlight the different ways everyone can enjoy national parks.
Whether catching up on this past year or looking ahead to 2022 (put April 16 to 24 on your calendar!), join us on social media, check out 2021 theme days, or stay caught up on news.
What's Happening in 2021
Earth Day Virtual Event
Join us for a virtual discussion on April 22 about "The Future of Conservation: Engaging the Next Generation of Public Land Leaders."
The NPS App
One app, every park at your fingertips. Experience and explore national parks using a new app for mobile devices.
Do You Collect Passport Stamps?
You've found the special National Park Week 2021 virtual park passport stamps offered through America’s National Parks™!
During April, the National Park Service is exploring ways that we all are connected in global conservation and stewardship.
PoP for Health
Discover the Power of Parks for Health during our celebration of 100 years of partnering with US Public Health Service.
National Park Week Theme DaysEach day of National Park Week has its own theme. Find out more about each day’s celebration and how you can join in!
SATURDAY, APRIL 17
Park Rx Day (Fee Free Day)
Doctors orders: Get yourself to a park. Enjoy the physical and mental health benefits that can be experienced in national parks.
SUNDAY, APRIL 18
We'd like to say a big thank you to more than 300,000 people who donate their time and talents as volunteers in national parks.
MONDAY, APRIL 19
Recognizing the service and sacrifice of the US military and their families, discover connections and opportunities in parks.
TUESDAY, APRIL 20
National parks and communities are ever changing and so are the opportunities! Explore transformations with us.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21
Flash back to the past and learn more about the efforts to keep the nation's historic heritage preserved in parks and communities.
THURSDAY, April 22
Learn about the National Park Service's role in earth sciences and how you can get involved as a steward of the parks.
FRIDAY, APRIL 23
We get by with a little help from our friends. Check out the ways groups are involved in protecting parks and providing opportunities.
SATURDAY, APRIL 24
National Junior Ranger Day
Calling kids of all ages. Get ready to "explore, learn, and protect" while earning your Junior Ranger badge!
SUNDAY, APRIL 25
BARK Ranger Day
Take your human for a walk in the park or learn how you can join the team of furriest rangers.
National Park Week is Official!
Did you know National Park Week is recognized by a presidential proclamation? Each year, National Park Week is declared a special time to celebrate national parks and programs across the country and to encourage everyone to discover the nation's diverse natural and cultural heritage. Read this year's official presidential proclamation.
Share you National Park Week experiences and memories on social media using hashtags #NationalParkWeek and #FindYourPark or #EncuentraTuParque.
National Park Week (April 17-25): #NationalParkWeek
Park Rx Day (April 17): #ParkRx, #HealthyParksHealthyPeople
Volunteer Sunday (April 18): #NPSVolunteer
Military Monday (April 19): #MilitaryMonday
Transformation Tuesday (April 20): #TransformationTuesday, #NPSOnTheMove
Wayback Wednesday (April 21): #WaybackWednesday
Earth Day (April 22): #EarthDay
Friendship Friday (April 23): #FriendshipFriday, #NPSFriends
National Junior Ranger Day (April 24): #JuniorRangerDay
BARK Ranger Day (April 25): #BARKRanger
We trended! Thank you for kicking off National Park Week with our Twitter chat on April 16 at 1 pm ET. Continute to join the conversation about National Park Week, ways to recreate responsibly, connected conservation, the new NPS app, and more @NatlParkService!
Twitter Ranger Emoji
It's back! Use #NationalParkWeek or #FindYourPark on your tweets during National Park Week for a limited-time park ranger emoji to appear.
National Park Week News
Find news about National Park Week by also looking on parks' websites for current conditions, updates on events, and more.