Spring Season

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Courtesy of Kristina Plaas

Spring is a time of rebirth often bringing warmer temperatures, new life, and dramatic splashes of every imaginable color in nature. With the end of the cold winter season, many of us venture out to play in the great outdoors. Cultures and communities across the country partake in springtime traditions, some passed through generations and shared with each other in national parks.

Experience the spring season in national parks or in your own community with opportunities through our programs and partners. Or stay connected with parks virtually through the season, including on social media using #FindYourPark or #EncuentraTuParque.

The Power of Parks for Health

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the partnership between the National Park Service and the US Public Health Service, we are encouraging everyone to explore the power of parks for health all year. During spring, consider how national parks and outdoor spaces in your community can transform your personal physical and mental health. Try a new activity, learn the health benefits of being outside, set goals for long term health, find new places to play outdoors, and discover many other ways you can transform your health.
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Health Benefits of Parks

Take your first steps into learning how parks can help your health and how being out in nature is good for you.

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Join the #RecreateResponsibly Movement

Visiting a park? Model best practices to protect America's treasures while looking out for each other's health and safety.

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    Seasonal Celebrations & Happenings

    Statue of Harriet Tubman
    Women's History Month

    Commemorate the contributions, successes, and journeys of women during the national celebration in March.

    The Washington Monument framed by cherry blossoms
    Cherry Blossom Festival

    Take part in the grand springtime tradition in the nation's capital from anywhere through virtual experiences.

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    Connected Conservation

    During April, the National Park Service is exploring ways that we all are connected in global conservation and stewardship.

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    National Park Week

    Join us for an annual weeklong celebration April 17 to 25 of everything parks! Each day has a special theme you can get involved in.

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    Earth Day

    Earth Day is an international celebration of stewardship of the planet's natural resources, also happening during National Park Week!

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    Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

    Celebrate history, heritage, and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders past and present during May's national celebration.

    Spring Trip Ideas & Things to Do

    Need inspiration for specific trip ideas and things to do? Parks have suggestions for self-guided activities to enjoy the spring season.

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      Calendar of Events

      Find a park near you or explore in-park and virtual events hosted by parks across the country. Set the calendar to spring months to see what events are being hosted in national parks or online to join in the festivities.

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      Want to volunteer? Volunteer events will soon display directly on the NPS Event Calendar. Until then, visit Volunteer.gov to find ways to volunteer!

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      Last updated: March 22, 2021