Celebrating 40 Years
Join Us In Commemorating Four Decades of Preserving Parks and Inspiring Future Park Stewards
1983 - 2023Explore Our Interactive Timeline Read Our Story
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.Apply Now to be a 2023-2024 Park Trust College Ambassador 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 In Honor of Women's History Month, Read About Our Past Park Projects at Women’s Rights National Historical Park
Updates from the Park Trust
National Park Trust Helps to Reopen Critical Section of the North Country National Scenic Trail
National Park Trust is pleased to announce the acquisition of a 3-acre section of privately owned land to expand the North Country National Scenic Trail in Ross Township, MI.
National Park Trust Announces 2023 Kids to Parks Day School Grant Recipients
The National Park Trust is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s Kids to Parks Day School Grants Program. The annual grants are awarded to under-served schools to help students discover and explore parks, public lands, and waters.
National Park Trust and USDA Forest Service Announce the 2023 Every Kid Outdoors Small Grants Program Awardees
The National Park Trust is pleased to announce the 2023 grantees of the Every Kid Outdoors Small Grants Program. 32 grants awarded will get more than 22,000 kids outside.
National Park Trust Celebrates 40 Years of Preserving Parks and Inspiring Future Park Stewards
2023 marks the 40th anniversary of the National Park Trust. In 1983 National Park Trust was founded by a group of committed individuals who were passionate about protecting our nation’s parks. Today...
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
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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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