Celebrating 40 Years
Join Us In Commemorating Four Decades of Preserving Parks and Inspiring Future Park Stewards
1983 - 2023Explore Our Interactive Timeline and Read Our Story Watch Our New About Us Video
How We Create Park Stewards
Connecting People to Parks, the Outdoors, and One Another
We work every day to introduce youth, college communities, and families to parks where they can be inspired to become America's most diverse generation of park stewards.Discover How We Are Engaging Military Families in the Outdoors Learn About How Our Youth & Family Programs Increase Access and Awareness of Parks and Outdoor Places
How We Preserve Parks
Protecting Land Ensuring Futures
We help preserve our nation's natural and cultural resources while promoting public parks, lands, and waters as spaces that are welcoming and accessible to all.Learn About Our Park Preservation Nine Years Ago, We Helped Expand the Park Boundary of Indiana Dunes National Park - Read More!
Updates from the Park Trust
Miami-Dade County Military Families Build Community While Fishing at Biscayne National Park
The National Park Trust, National Park Service (NPS), and Our Military Kids partnered on September 16th to bring military personnel and their families to Biscayne National Park in Florida for a day of fishing on the waters of Biscayne Bay.
National Park Trust Acquires the Alexander House to Expand the LBJ National Historical Park in Texas
National Park Trust is pleased to announce the acquisition and transfer of a 0.47-acre parcel at Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park in Johnson City, TX, to the National Park Service (NPS). The property includes a historic house across from President Johnson’s boyhood home, which initially belonged to his younger sister, Mrs. Birge Alexander. The Alexander home is vital to the park's cultural and historical landscape.
Military Families from the Seattle/Tacoma Area Discover Aquatic Life at Mt. Rainier National Park
On August 13th, National Park Trust, National Park Service (NPS), and Our Military Kids partnered to bring military personnel and their families to Mount Rainier National Park in Washington State for a day of aquatic citizen science at Mowich Lake, the largest and deepest lake in the park.
National Park Trust Honors U.S. Congresswoman Diana DeGette with the 2023 Bruce F. Vento Public Service Award
On June 13th, National Park Trust honored Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO, 1st District) with the 23rd Bruce F. Vento Public Service Award in Washington, DC. This national award honors a public servant for his or her commitment to the environment and their service, skill, and innovation in support of our public lands and waters.
It was heartwarming to know that we helped create a positive outdoor experience for our peers.
- Kolbi Holston, Howard University College AmbassadorLearn about our College Ambassador Program
The success of this project is a testament to the incredible importance of the Park Trust’s mission and the dedication of your staff.
- Chris Loudenslager, Superintendent, North Country National Scenic TrailRead More About Our Work At The North Country National Scenic Trail
Schools and nonprofits currently engaged with our Youth & Family ProgramsLearn more about our Youth & Family Programs
Value of lands protected/donated to the National Park Service since 1983Learn about how the Park Trust added the last missing piece to Fort Washington Park in Maryland View land projects by state
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