Get in on the National Park Week Fun

Get in on the National Park Week Fun

April is finally here and that can only mean one thing: it’s time to celebrate National Park Week! Parks across the country will host exciting events from April 15 to April 23, inviting visitors to visit, learn about, and enjoy the remarkable places and programs that are part of our National Park System! In honor of this annual festivity, admission will be waived at the over 400 National Park Service sites for the National Park Week weekends (April 15-16 and April 22-23), so be sure to mark your calendars and set a reminder to get out there and #FindYourPark/#EncuentraTuParque!


Head over to to get some inspiration on what to do and to check out some other great ways you can support our parks in April. A big thanks to our remarkable group of corporate partners, several of which are hosting special offers during April in celebration of National Park Week, including limited-edition products, that provide additional support for our national parks.

Our Impact in 2016

The centennial celebration of the National Park Service was a monumental success with a record number of visitors at our national parks. Last year was also a great year for the National Park Foundation! Through our grants and programs, we helped protect America's best idea – our national parks. We made it possible to connect new audiences to these amazing places. We created opportunities to inspire national park supporters.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!

Show Off Your Park Style

National Park Week is a great time to show your love for the national parks, while supporting them at the same time. The Official Find Your Park Store carries fun park-inspired apparel and accessories that celebrate the National Park Service and encourage all to get out there and #FindYourPark. One hundred percent of the proceeds from your purchase go to the National Park Foundation to help preserve and protect these special places.

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Share Your Park Love. Take the Survey!

America’s national parks give you a lot to love. We all have our favorites! That’s why the National Park Foundation is giving you the chance to share the parks and experiences you love the most — and then see how your answers compare to others from across the country. Do you have a favorite park where you go to find inspiration? A favorite activity you love to do? Don’t keep it to yourself. Instead, take our short survey so your answers can be included in our poll results. Please share what you love most about national parks by taking our two-minute survey now.

Hoof It Through these 5 Californian National Parks

Saddle up and head out to #FindYouPark with your trusted steed! These five Californian national parks offer spectacular scenery and countless miles of trails open to equestrian use. Follow the link for ideas on guided horseback trips you can join, trails to explore, and campgrounds where both you and your hooved companion can get a good night’s sleep.

Vicksburg is the Key

During the Civil War, there was one city that both the Union and the Confederacy were determined to control: Vicksburg, Mississippi. The siege that ultimately took place within the city's limits was arguably the most decisive campaign of the Civil War. The Friends of the Vicksburg National Military Park and Campaign works to tell the story of the siege on Vicksburg and preserve the artifacts, monuments, and the land of the soldiers and citizens who endured the month-and-a-half long effort. Read more on our blog.

Donor Spotlight: Petta and Ron Khouw

“It was so beautiful – a moment we will never forget.” Petta and Ron Khouw want everyone to experience beautiful moments in our national parks. That’s why they decided to leave a gift to the parks by making the National Park Foundation a beneficiary of their IRA. Read more about their story on our website and learn how anyone can leave a future gift to the National Park Foundation through a legacy gift.

Oceanside Adventures at
Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Warmer weather got you thinking about planning seaside escapes? Here’s some fodder for your day-dreams: you could #FindYourPark along the 70 miles of North Carolina’s Cape Hatteras National Seashore! Our nation’s first national seashore is home to spectacular wildlife, riveting history, and endless activities for adrenaline-seekers and beach-bums alike. Pop over to the blog for ideas on things to do and see on your next Oceanside adventure to the Outer Banks.

Touring Arizona’s Canyon de Chelly National Monument

Located on Navajo Nation land in northeastern Arizona, Canyon de Chelly National Monument offers visitors a fascinating history and landscape to explore with countless options for outdoor recreation. Read our feature on this lesser-known gem and be inspired to experience the more than 83,000 acres of this incredible national park for yourself.

This Month's Quiz

Which national park service site is home to the oldest synagogue in the United States?

And congratulations to last month's winner, Jeff Losinski, from Puyallup, Washington, who knew that the “Pig War” was started at San Juan Island National Historical Park.

Way to go, Jeff!

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