NPS Centennial

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 (and 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. Yosemite National Park 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!


Call to Action Projects 

  • From iPads and ePlans to 70,000 Likes

    Interpreter using iPad in the field

    From iPads and ePlans to surpassing 70,000 likes, Yosemite has explored many ways to connect with the visiting public in a meaningful way through new media. Read more

  • Breaking Down Cultural and Socio-Economic Barriers

    Breaking Barriers

    Breaking Barriers, a National Park Service collaborative, aims to break down cultural and socio-economic barriers to participation in the outdoors by people from under-represented groups. The collaborative is committed to aligning programs with the needs and concerns of foothill and Central Valley communities using a 'bottom-up' approach to harness the community's skills, talents, ideas, and assets. Read more

  • Empowering Leadership at all Levels

    Train the Trainer Operational Leadership Class

    Throughout the 2011-2012 year, Yosemite has trained over 125 employees in Operational Leadership. In addition, in 2012 Yosemite hosted a "Train the Trainer" Operational Leadership workshop, empowering more employees to teach other employees about leadership at all levels. Read more

  • The Future of Public Lands is in Their Hands

    The future of public lands is in their hands

    Programming includes classroom and field based activities, overnight excursions, sister park presentations, Skype supported distance learning, themed events, special projects, and long term learning activities. These programs will culminate with a Centennial Youth Symposium held in Yosemite National Park in 2016. Read more

  • A Mosaic of Sustainable Actions

    Solar panels line the Yosemite Adminstrative Building

    Like most parks these days, Yosemite is working hard to integrate energy efficient practices into their operations. From publishing sustainability newsletters, to installing the largest photovoltaic project within PWR, to DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite remodeling the Village Store - Yosemite is raising the bar while reducing their impact. And most importantly, Yosemite is making it a priority to share their work with others! Read more

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 577
Yosemite National Park, CA 95389


(209) 372-0200

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