National Park Week

Graphic reading "2019 Park Week" with images of a ranger hat, saguaro, person walking dog, trees, mountain, bird Statue of Liberty, and Gateway Arch

Each April, during the presidentially-proclaimed National Park Week, we join with the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, to celebrate America's treasures. National Park Week is a time to explore amazing places, discover stories of history and culture, help out, and find your park!

Thanks for celebrating National Park Week 2019 from April 20 to 28! Parks across the country hosted a variety of special programs and events. To kick off National Park Week, all entrance fees were waived on Saturday, April 20! There were also special days during the week to highlight the different ways everyone can enjoy national parks.

Get involved in National Park Week on social media, find an event, stay caught up on news, or take the Trivia Tuesday Challenge!

National Park Week Theme Days

National Park Week is Official!

Did you know National Park Week is recognized by a resolution of Congress and presidential proclamation? Each year, National Park Week is declared a special time to celebrate national parks and programs across the country and to encourage everyone to get out to enjoy natural and cultural heritage and recreational opportunities they provide.

Get Social

Continue to share your National Park Week experiences and memories on social media using the hashtags: #NationalParkWeek and #FindYourPark or #EncuentraTuParque. Join in the special theme day conversations on social media using these hashtags:

National Park Week (April 20-28) #NationalParkWeek, #FindYour Park / #EncuentraTuParque Wild Wednesday (April 24) #WildWednesday
National Junior Ranger Day (April 20) #JuniorRangerDay Throwback Thursday (April 25) #ThrowbackThursday
Military & Veterans Recognition Day (April 21) #MilitaryAndVeteransRecognition Friendship Friday (April 26) #FriendshipFriday, #NPSFriends
Earth Day (April 22) #EarthDay BARk Ranger Day (April 27) #BarkRanger
Transportation Tuesday (April 23) #TransportationTuesday, #NPSOnTheMove Park Rx Day (April 28) #ParkRx, #HealthyParksHealthyPeople

Facebook Frame & Twitter Ranger Emoji

In celebration of National Park Week, a special frame was available on Facebook from April 18 to 30 to show love for national parks in profile pictures. The Twitter ranger emoji made an appearance all week whenever anyone tweeted using #FindYourPark.

Park Week Chat on Twitter

Thanks for joining the annual National Park Week Twitter chat hosted by the National Park Service, National Park Foundation, and the Department of the Interior on April 19, 2019. We had a lively and engaging conversation using the hashtags #FindYourPark, #EncuentraTuParque, and #NationalParkWeek. And, we trended at number 11!

The Trivia Tuesday Challenge

In preparation for the weeklong festivities, we challenged you to Trivia Tuesday by asking a question about the National Park Service each Tuesday leading up to National Park Week. How did you fare?

Find an Event

See you again for all the exciting festivities parks will host for National Park Week 2020! Check out the events and programs happening in parks yearound.

National Park Week News

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    Last updated: September 26, 2019