Since 1916, the American people have entrusted the National Park Service (NPS) with the care of their national parks. With the help of volunteers and park partners, the NPS is proud to safeguard these nearly 400 places and to share their stories with more than 275 million visitors every year. But the work doesn’t stop there.

The NPS is proud that tribes, local governments, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and individual citizens ask for its help in revitalizing their communities, preserving local history, celebrating local heritage, and creating close to home opportunities for kids and families to get outside, be active, and have fun.

National Park Service Awards

Rose Fennell

Rose Fennell has been honored with the 2012 Murfin Award.

NPS Staff and Staff of Devils Tower Natural History Association

The 2012 Director's Award for Excellence in Interpretive Media was awarded to Devils Tower Natural History Association for America's First