Everyone Is Talking About Find Your Park

March 30, 2015Alanna SobelNPF Blog

From my neighbors, to my family and friends, to Centennial Ambassadors Bill Nye, Bella Thorne, Roselyn Sanchez, Terrence J. and Mary Lambert, everyone is talking about Find Your Park and sharing their park stories!

Here’s a glimpse into what people are saying:

Science is the best idea humans ever had and our national parks, monuments, and historic sites are often called ‘America’s Best Idea.’ We need to preserve and protect them. Let’s work together to understand the impact of climate change on our parks and sites, so that we can enjoy them now and well into the future, beyond the centennial of the National Park Service.” – Bill Nye

Bill Nye sitting in driver's seat of car, giving thumbs up

I found my park practically in my backyard – at Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area with my sister. I hope that through Find Your Park, people my age will rediscover the national parks and be inspired to volunteer and truly understand the importance of preservation.” – Bella Thorne

American actress Bella Thorne

My husband and I were married at Castillo San Cristóbal, part of San Juan National Historic Site in my native Puerto Rico, and I have a deep connection to the national parks through my Hispanic community and heritage. I feel centered when I am in a national park, through hiking, biking, running and yoga, and I can’t wait to pass these memories on to my family.” – Roselyn Sanchez

Puerto Rican actress Roselyn Sanchez

As a city kid, there was something truly magical about finding my park at Yosemite National Park which has a vastness and natural beauty I’ve never experienced before. It also inspired me to explore parks in urban areas that focus more on culture and history. National parks aren’t always the sprawling landscapes you normally think about… and many of them are closer than you think.” – Terrence J.

American actor Terrence J.

Parks can be much more than a place – they can foster a state of mind that inspires me to create some of my best poetry with those I love. And, they are also places that tell my story too. I’m grateful to the National Park Service for their efforts to tell a more inclusive story that commemorates the places and events that honor LGBT history.” – Mary Lambert

Singer songwriter Mary Lambert

What is your park story? We’d love to hear from you! Check out FindYourPark.com, share your story, take the fun quiz, enter The Centennial Project, and inspire your friends and family to find their park too!

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