So What Is National Park Week?
Each spring, the National Park Service invites everyone to join in on America's largest celebration of national heritage and celebrate all that America’s more than 400 national parks have to offer during National Park Week, April 16 – 24, 2022. This year, all parks are offering free admission on the first day of National Park Week, April 16th.
New River Gorge National Park, America's Newest!
National Park Week is a great time to explore amazing places, discover open spaces, enjoy affordable vacations, and enhance America’s best idea -- the national parks! From diverse wildlife and iconic landscapes to celebrating our vibrant culture and rich history, the National Park System has something for everyone.
And did you know National Park Week is recognized by a presidential proclamation? Each year, National Park Week is declared a special time to celebrate national parks and programs across the country and to encourage everyone to discover the nation's diverse natural and cultural heritage. Stay tuned for this year's official proclamation.
Meet Rob Decker, Creator of National Park Posters
Photographer and graphic artist Rob Decker studied photography with Ansel Adams in Yosemite National Park during the summer of 1979 when he was just 19. It was an experience solidified his love of photography and our National Parks. Now he is on a journey to photograph and create iconic WPA-style posters of all our major national parks as we celebrate the next 100 years of the National Park Service.
"I feel it’s important to protect America’s special places, and to connect people with nature. And it’s up to all of us to pitch in. Perhaps more importantly, we need to inspire the next generation of park stewards. I’m trying to make a difference by giving back to the amazing organizations that support our National Parks. I donate 10% of annual profits, so when you buy one of these original works, you're helping these trusts, conservancies and associations, too."
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