Park Exchange Events: A Unique Way to #FindYourPark

Tunnel of green, mossy trees surrounded by ferns at Olympic National Park

With the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary fast approaching, the National Park Service and National Park Foundation are continuing to encourage everyone to find your park (o mejor dicho, encuentra tu parque)!

The #FindYourPark / #EncuentraTuParque movement is about inspiring people of all backgrounds to discover their own connection to our national parks. One way we’re doing this is by bringing the parks to the people with an event series called Park Exchange.

This unique series will bring the parks to life in the most unlikely places starting today with the takeover of University of Texas at Austin’s iconic tower.

Soaring at 307 feet, the tower is the same height as some of the tallest redwoods! For today only, people will see images of the majestic redwoods projected onto the tower – the first projection on the tower that isn’t part of the university’s commencement ceremony.

One of the oldest and most iconic natural living things on earth from Redwood National and State Parks will be brought to one of America’s fastest growing cities – the ultimate juxtaposition of nature and architecture.

Redwood National Park

But this isn’t the only event to look forward to! Two more events in Chicago and New York will transport you right into the heart of a national park.

Following the Austin, Texas event, New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park will bring its rich musical tradition and heritage to Chicago, Illinois. Another event will take place in New York City where the inspiration and innovation of Thomas Edison National Historical Park will transform the iconic city skyline.

The Park Exchange events will give people across the county the chance to experience a park like never before, further showcasing that everyone – no matter your location – can experience all national parks in a unique way.

After all, a park is more than just a place – it’s a feeling, a place to immerse yourself in history and explore different cultures. Log onto, or, to find out more ways to join the movement and see the transforming power of the National Park System!

Last updated May 3, 2016.

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