Park Service

Since 1916, the American people have entrusted the National Park Service with the care of their national parks. The National Park Service, along with help from volunteers and park partners, protect and take care of 400 places throughout the United States that are visited by more than 275 million individuals every year.

Many “tribes, local governments, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and individual citizens ask for our help in revitalizing their communities, preserving local history, celebrating local heritage, and creating close to home opportunities for kids and families to get outside, be active, and have fun.” (nps.gov)

The National Park Service is a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Interior and is led by a Director nominated by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.