On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Organic Act creating the National Park Service (NPS), a new federal bureau in the Department of the Interior responsible for protecting the 35 national parks and monuments then managed by the department and those yet to be established (now there are 408 national parks!).
To celebrate the upcoming centennial of NPS in 2016, the National Park Foundation (NPF) launched their FIND YOUR PARK campaign to encourage everyone to get up, get out there and #FindYourPark - no matter your interest.
Click here for 99 ways to find YOUR park, so let's all celebrate NPS’ 99th birthday today, August 25, 2015 - Free Entry to ALL National Parks.
Get ready for NPS’ big 100th birthday next year.