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I have enjoyed every visit (at least those that I can remember). I haven’t been to anywhere close to the 407 units in the National Park System, but I’ve been to more than I thought when I first set out to write this post.
I also learned new things about the National Park system. I knew that it included parks, monuments, seashores, parkways, and battlefields; I didn’t know that it also included preserves, historic sites, rivers, lakeshores, and many other special places.
Until I married Mr. Gecko, I had no idea of how much is done by the National Park Service or how many different types of places for which they are responsible.
All of this is to lead up to an announcement that was made last weekend. The National Park Service is celebrating its centennial next year.
Its 100th birthday is August 25, 2016. Hooray!
As part of the coming celebration, the Park Service has launched a new interactive website. On the website, Find Your Park, you can find a park close to you, share stories about your favorite park, and learn about ways to donate or volunteer at national park units around the country.
Whether you’ve never visited a national park or have planned your summer vacation around the parks for years, the Find Your Park website is worth a visit. Once you’ve done that, get out there and get in your National Parks! What are you waiting for?