NPS Birthday

The National Park Service was created on August 25, 1916, when President Woodrow Wilson signed the National Park Service Act. Each year, we work with partners to celebrate this anniversary. We host special events, waive entrance fees, and more.

For our 101st birthday in 2017, the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation are celebrating the birthday with a special Parks 101 content series. And a fun social media challenge is inviting everyone to share their favorite park stories and tips with a twist -- can you do it in haiku?

Birthday candles superimposed over image of bison on ridgeline

NPS photo by Richard Spener

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