Unparalleled nature, powerful moments in history, families and friends making memories…
From national parks to local spaces in your community, the National Park Service protects places that connect us to our past, to ourselves, and to one another through preserving nature, history, and experiences. Each person has their own special connections with certain park places that are very meaningful to them.
In 2023, we are asking you to share your park story as our National Park Service staff and partners also share theirs. Follow the conversation on National Park Service social media channels using #YourParkStory and share your own story using #MyParkStory.
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National parks and places we preserve or build in communities can have very special meaning to people. We are asking you to share your "park" story. Or come visit parks to create your park story!
Share Your Park Story
How have the places that you protect provided enjoyment, solace, inspiration, or other powerful experiences? Share your story with a park place that is special to you on social media using #MyParkStory.
Where you reached a summit
Where your ancestors walked
Where you found your artistic muse
Where history was made that shaped your life
Where you got struck by a truly breathtaking view
Where you realized your next steps in life's journey
Share Your Story with Parks
Bryce Canyon National Park
As the park celebrates its centennial throughout 2023, it's asking you "Hoodoo You Love?"
Channel Islands National Park
Park staff are sharing their stories and inviting you to share yours, including with your photos!
Our Park Stories
The National Park Service has more than 17,000 employees and thousands of volunteers, interns, fellows, and partners who are the heart of our agency. Every person brings with them their own unique perspectives, stories, and experiences that are invaluable to fulfilling our mission and often reflected in the work they accomplish.
Many have their own powerful connection to places connected to national parks, communities we work with, or in the agency itself. Sometimes a place they visited, where they worked, where they work reaches beyond park boundaries, where they are in their personal journey…
Discover journeys of our staff who share meaningful connection to places.
Watch, Listen, Learn Park Stories
The National Park Service has online series where people share their connections or strengthen their relationship with "park" places as part of the series. And some that encourage you to build your own connections with places in your community. Listen to podcasts, watch videoes, use lesson plans about places in your neighborhood, and more!
IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
Teaching with Historic Places
Explore your own neighborhood through educational lesson plans about historic places throughout the country.
Outside Science (inside parks)
Part citizen science, part education, these video projects are a way for participants to form deeper connections to parks.
Voices of Science
A podcast series takes listeners on an acoustic voyage connecting the natural and cultural worlds of Hawaii's national parks.
Last updated: March 30, 2023