Welcoming Everyone to the Natural Wonder of Parks
National parks hold the power to inspire in each of us a sense of wonder and a love of exploration. The National Park Foundation (NPF), together with our partners, support programs to ensure all people see themselves in parks and feel welcome in these places that belong to all of us. NPF’s Outdoor Exploration programs encourage multicultural and multigenerational family units to spend time outdoors in our iconic and memorable national parks through innovative in-park and digital experiences.
From admiring wildlife and landscapes, to connecting with history and culture, exploration of our parks is an important and memorable element of national park experiences for all visitors. By eliminating barriers, promoting access, and cultivating connections to the social, mental, and physical health benefits of the outdoors, NPF supports opportunities for everyone to experience, enjoy, and create life-long relationships with our magnificent national parks. From teaching valuable lifelong skills to visitors and collaborating with partner organizations to foster inclusion, to promoting the engagement of communities of color with outdoor recreation, NPF’s Outdoor Exploration programs create and deepen longstanding connections to our national parks for all.