Congratulations! You are the winner of an extra day in this remarkable centennial year of the National Park Service! Nearly every 4 years, you get a magical bonus of 24 hours added to your calendar.
We kicked off 2016 with a bang worthy of welcoming in the National Park Service Centennial year! Here’s what you might have missed while you were out finding your park and getting the year started on the right foot. (Psst, how are those resolutions coming along?)
Michael Quine, a Maryland native, has accumulated countless national park memories during a year-long journey through America’s treasured places. What do these memories all have in common? Photography! By photographing the national parks, Michael has taken his passion to new heights (literally). We got the chance to speak with Michael about how national parks photography has impacted his life.
Where did you first find your park?
The 100th year of the National Park Service is officially underway! And in honor of the centennial, the National Park Service and National Park Foundation are looking for videos showcasing the unique ways you #FindYourPark.
All this talk about #FindYourPark, #EncuentraTuParque, and the National Park Service Centennial is causing a lot of folks to have parks on the brain! Let’s face it: it’s a great problem to have.
With over 400 national parks across the system to choose from, there are countless experiences to be had, treks to make, and lessons to learn.
This has been an exhilarating year for the National Park Foundation. Together with the National Park Service, we launched a national, bilingual movement to celebrate the diversity of America’s national parks in advance of the 2016 centennial.
December is the time to think of others — you show your appreciation, love, and support through thoughtful gifts. But January is a month that’s all about you. The start of the new year is when you make resolutions to improve and challenge yourself. And what could be a better gift than a healthy and active lifestyle?
In honor of the centennial year of the National Park Service in 2016, make a New Year’s resolution to enjoy and exercise in America’s national parks.
Today marks 48 years since Congress established the National Park Foundation. That’s 48 years we’ve dutifully served as the official charity of America’s national parks; 48 years we’ve proudly partnered with the National Park Service to ensure our national heritage remains protected, vibrant, and relevant now and in the future.
Tim Rains is an artist living in the Flathead Valley where he calls Glacier his “home park.”
Prior to moving to Montana, he spent several years in Alaska working with the National Park Service and before that at Lake Tahoe working with the Forest Service.
Here you have ‘em, folks: 16 days in 2016 have been announced as fee-free days in your national parks! Grab your planner, open your calendar app, and mark these dates with a special designation – we hope you’ll join us out in national parks for these holidays and special occasions.
2016 Free Admission Days