Our National Park System Celebrates its Centennial
100 years of amazing views, breathtaking sunsets and sunrises, hikes, wildlife, and so much more. As our National Parks celebrate its centennial, it’s important we all take a moment to reflect on why these parks are important to our country and the planet.
According to the Sierra Club,
“For 100 years, America’s parks have provided opportunities for Americans to explore nature. What started with one park, Yellowstone, grew into a system of 35 national parks and monuments by the time the National Park Service was established in 1916. The tremendous popularity and clear value of protected public lands has continued to drive the creation of new parks, bringing the number today to more than 400 parks. There are park areas in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C.”
You can help celebrate and honor our National Parks by visiting them, volunteering at park work days, supporting NPCA, and by using #NPS100 on social media. Below are some stunning photos to inspire you to book a trip to one of our National Parks..