For one week each April, the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, join to celebrate America’s treasures.
National Park Week is a time to explore amazing places, discover stories of history and culture, help out, and #FindYourPark! It will be celebrated from April 21 to 29, and it also coincides with Earth Day this year (April 22).
The theme for National Park Week in 2018 is “Park Stars,” celebrating everything from starry skies to superstar volunteers, park features, and resources. Parks, programs, and partners nationwide invite people everywhere to explore stories, experiences, and sites that brighten the National Park System and public lands.
The National Park System includes 417 areas covering more than 84 million acres in every state, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. These areas include national parks, monuments, battlefields, military parks, historical parks, historic sites, lakeshores, seashores, recreation areas, scenic rivers and trails, and the White House.