National Mall and Memorial Parks

7 Ways To #FindYourPark During National Park Week

In celebration of National Park Week (April 16 – 24), we pulled together a fun list of ways to #FindYourPark and honor the National Park Service Centennial this year. From our new infographic to national park-inspired gear, these ideas highlight diverse park experiences and the breadth and depth of the National Park System.

Check them out!

1. Plan your own #FindYourPark adventure with our new infographic.

Supporting Your Parks Twitter Chat

In honor of National Volunteer Week (April 10-16) and National Park Week (April 16-24), the National Park Foundation hosted a Twitter chat about supporting national parks. The chat’s theme allowed us to feature great resources from panelists at the National Park Service and Department of the Interior, as well as some of the incredible work being done by our partners at the Student Conservation Association and American Express.

Urban Playgrounds

The very idea of a national park conjures images of wide open spaces — rolling plains, rugged mountains, and secluded forests. That might often be the case, but it doesn't tell the whole story.

In fact, some of our most exciting parks are in, or just a stone's throw from America's biggest cities, providing unique opportunities for urban residents (and visitors) to experience the natural, historical, and cultural heritage of our national parks.