You Are The Parks

October 6, 2015NPF Blog

In March, the National Park Service and National Park Foundation kicked off the Find Your Park/Encuentra Tu Parque movement, inviting people everywhere from all backgrounds to get out there and find their own unique connections to the natural, cultural, and historical treasures across the park system.

Park lovers have been responding on social media, inviting friends and family to find their park, and sharing the many ways they continue to do so. It’s never a one-and-done; once you get the park bug, you’re endlessly inspired to discover the next adventure. And once you find it, you can’t help but share.

This week, we debuted the next phase of the movement: one that underscores the lasting influence these experiences have on you and your impact on national parks.

You are the parks and the parks are you – it’s a powerful message and one that highlights the point that these magnificent places exist because of supporters like you.

Half-image of NPF supporter Stephanie Shinmachi paired with half-image of Zion National Park cliff and trees

Stephanie Shinmachi / Zion National Park

Half-image of NPF supporter Richard paired with half-image of the Jefferson Memorial

Richard Nickel / Thomas Jefferson Memorial

Half-image of NPF supporter Matt paired with half-image of San Antonio Missions HIstoric Park image

Matt Leibowitz / San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

Half image of NPF supporter Marcia Miller paired with half-image of Kenai Fjords National Park

Marcia Miller / Kenai Fjords National Park

Half-image of NPF supporter Bryan Barreas paired with half-image of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Bryan Barreras / Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Parks need you. Your continued support ensures that the parks remain vibrant, relevant, and preserved for today and always.

So get out and find your park. Share it on social media using #FindYourPark and #EncuentraTuParque. And then support your park – they can’t survive, let alone thrive, without national park supporters like you.  

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