What the Parks Community Made Possible
The centennial celebration of the National Park Service was a monumental success with a record number of visitors at our national parks. 2016 was also a great year for the National Park Foundation! Through our grants and programs, we helped protect America's treasures – our national parks. We made it possible to connect new audiences to these remarkable places. We created opportunities to inspire the next generation of park stewards.
Over $100 million dollars went to 302 national parks, programs, trails, heritage areas, and other public lands in 2016. Our support helped establish four new national parks, conserved over 89,000 acres at 9 national parks, and through the Find Your Park / Encuentra Tu Parque movement, 1.3 million new followers joined the national park community on social media!
We couldn’t have accomplished so much without our supporters, so go ahead and take a look at what you helped us achieve in our 2016 infographic! Be sure to stay tuned for what’s in store in 2017 as we continue to support amazing programs in our national parks and celebrate our own 50th anniversary!