The National Park Service celebrates 100 years of protecting, promoting, and preserving the natural spaces set aside for generations to come. But who uses them? How many are there, and how can we get there? In 2016, Outdoor Families Magazine will be exploring national parks, popular and not-so-much. During this centennial year, we’ll delve into the history of the National Park Service and learn how we as an outdoor community can collaboratively work toward the future of these amazing and historic places.
Do you have a favorite national park, monument, or historical landmark? Share it, write about it, and tell us your personal story. Memories are made in such spaces, and sometimes all it takes to inspire another is the simple act of sharing.
Note: Outdoor Families Magazine is not a research-based entity. However, we do work hard to break down barriers and concentrate on a broad goal to inspire families, young or old, to spend time outside together. Using existing research, data was pulled to showcase and Celebrate 100 years with the National Park Service. The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016.
~Erin Kirkland, editor
Research and infographic created by Jennifer Fontaine.