The National Park Service turned 100 on August 25, 2016, and the entire year was quite a celebration! Throughout 2016, hundreds of millions of you ventured out to Find Your Park-learning, discovering, getting inspired, or simply having fun in national parks. Thank you for joining us!
The Find Your Park party will continue in 2017 as we invite you to continue your own journey to discover national parks and public lands. Share your stories at FindYourPark.com (and EncuentraTuParque.com) and with #FindYourPark / #EncuentraTuParque on social media.
National parks across the system engaged in a variety of activities to prepare for and celebrate the centennial. Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts was a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we did and join us as the National Park Service enters a new century in 2017!
Most people associate Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts with the opera, picnics on the Filene Center lawn or children’s performances at Theatre-in-the-Woods. But, on Sunday September 28th and Monday September 29th, a walk through the park would have confused some, as it looked more like Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite National Park, than the meadow at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. Read more
In the spring of 2014, WOTR launched a new initiative dubbed “Pianos in the Park.” Inspired by other "pianos in public spaces" programs, we placed painted pianos, all in playable condition, in various highly visible locations throughout the park. The pianos were donated to the park by local citizens, then repaired and tuned by park staff and volunteers. They were painted by local artists, students from a local elementary school and a group of our YCC summer employees. Read more
In 2012, Face of America: Spirit of South Florida featured Big Cypress National Preserve, Biscayne National Park, Dry Tortugas National Park, and Everglades National Park. Read more
This summer a new youth engagement program rocked to life within the greater Washington, DC area that brought together NPS staff and over 150 youth working this summer in our local national parks. The two day campout event was a new exciting step of many that the 14 national parks around the nation's capital are taking to reach out and share parks in ways to be more accessible and relevant with youth. Read more
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts is encouraging visitors and staff to get out and hike our nearly completed Wolf Trap Trail Read more