100 Days Until the Big 100

From left to right: Statue of Liberty, Lightbulb, Turtle

We’ve got some exciting news for you: the National Park Service is turning 100 years old in 100 days! But the excitement doesn’t stop there – there are so many ways to get in on the celebration and #FindYourPark, o mejor dicho, #EncuentraTuParque this summer.

Here are 4 ideas for joining the fun over the next 100 days:

  • Get the scoop on Park Exchange in Chicago, IL and New York, NY. We already brought Redwoods to UT Austin in May – stay tuned to find out which parks we’ll be exchanging in Chicago and NYC!
  • Check out the new Find Your Park/Encuentra Tu Parque collection. We’ve got coloring books, apparel, playing cards, and more – all designed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s user-generated production company hitRECord, the National Park Service and National Park Foundation. You can check out the new line at store.findyourpark.com.
  • Head out to a centennial event. There are a variety of special celebrations happening at our more than 400 national parks across the country. You can check out what the parks nearest you are doing at FindYourPark.com / EncuentraTuParque.com.
  • Give back to our national parks. From volunteering, to commemorative coins, to being part of the National Park Foundation’s efforts to raise $100,000 for the National Park Service by the 100th birthday, there are endless ways to show your love and support for national parks.

For those of you who may not know, the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation launched the Find Your Park/Encuentra Tu Parque movement in March 2015 to celebrate the centennial anniversary of the National Park Service. Inspiring people from all backgrounds to celebrate and support America’s national parks and community-based programs, #FindYourPark / #EncuentraTuParque invites people to discover and share their own unique connections to our nation's natural landscapes, vibrant culture, and rich history.

Log on to FindYourPark.com / EncuentraTuParque.com to find your park, according to location or interest. And, don’t forget to share your experience using the hashtag #FindYourPark / #EncuentraTuParque!

Last updated May 18, 2016.

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