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National Park Foundation Celebrates Passage of 2023 National Park Week Resolution

The National Park Foundation applauds Senators Angus King (I-ME), Steve Daines (R-MT), and the rest of the United States Senate on their leadership and support of Senate Resolution 161 (S. Res. 161), which honors National Park Week and the entire national park system.

CEO and President Will Shafroth issued the following statement in celebration of the adoption:

“We are thrilled the United States Senate recognized this year’s National Park Week celebration, affirming our collective commitment to these majestic places. National parks are powerful places to discover things about our world, our stories, and ourselves, and we look forward to continuing our mission to protect and preserve these places for people to experience for generations to come.”

In celebration of the 31st National Park Week, this resolution recognizes that parks embody the rich natural and cultural heritage of the United States, reflecting a multifaceted national story through people and places and offering numerous opportunities for recreation, volunteerism, cultural exchange, learning, and civic engagement.

The resolution also highlights the role of national parks as economic drivers to the national and local economies, as a top destination for travelers as reflected in the increased 2022 visitation numbers, and as parks that are available to Americans across all U.S. states and territories.

From April 22-30, the National Park Foundation encourages everyone to visit, experience, and recreate in, and support America’s treasured places to celebrate National Park Week.

We also invite everyone to celebrate the full diversity of our parks with special programs and activities taking place virtually and in-person across the country. You can find more information at