From 1997 to 2001, the National Park Service was led by its 15th Director – a leader who was unanimously confirmed and proudly served as the first African American Director of the NPS. As part of our continuing celebration of National African American History Month, we spoke with Director Robert G. Stanton and asked him to reminisce about his inspiring career.
We’re excited to celebrate Presidents Day this year, especially since the grand occasion calls for another stretch of fee-free days! Do you have any plans for visiting a national park that pays homage to a great American leader of yesteryear?
Get creative, get adventurous, and get a copy of the latest edition of our Owner’s Guide, “I Heart Parks!” The new FREE guide is filled with ideas and inspiration on what to do and see at 15 of the most picturesque parks across the country.
With just one week to go, you may be putting some serious brainpower into how best to impress your outdoorsy valentine this year. It can be challenging to find the perfect gift, but we’re here to help!
Writer, editor and travel enthusiast Jennifer Snyder is always sharing national park moments with us on Twitter, so we reached out to her to hear more about her love of America’s national parks. She told us everything from her first national park memory at Redwood National and State Parks to her advice for planning a park adventure.
Did you hear the news? America’s national parks will offer free admission on nine days during 2014. Get out your calendar, save the dates and start planning your national park adventures today!
Today we celebrate 46 years of the National Park Foundation!
46 years of supporting, protecting, preserving, sharing, and assisting America’s national parks – YOUR national parks.