National Park Service Founders Day – A day to celebrate the day Congress signed into law the National Park Services. #NationalParkServiceFoundersDay #ParkServiceFoundersDay
On August 25, 1916, President Wilson signed into law the Organic Act passed by Congress creating the National Park Service which became a part of the Department of Interior. (102nd Year in 2018).
Held annually on August 25.
The National Park Service protects 400 areas in each of the 50 states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia totaling 84 million acres.
National Park Service Founders Day recognizes the superior conservation and preservation efforts of the National Parks System.
Click here to search NPS sites by state and go celebrate in a park!
First published August 23, 2018. Last updated or republished August 26, 2019.