September: Welcoming New Audiences in Parks

National Monthly Theme: Encuentra Tu Parque: Welcoming New Audiences in Parks

Inspired by Constitution Day (or Citizenship Day) and National Public Lands Day, the NPS welcomes new visitors and stewards to our parks highlighting opportunities and relevancy in our parks and programs.

Celebrations include:

  • September, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Washington Trails Association – Centennial Trail Maintenance. WTA will lead trail construction and repair projects to take the park’s magnificent trails into the next century for the next generation of park hikers.
  • September 1, 15. History Comes Alive, White River Campground
  • September 2-25. Washington State Fair, Puyallup, Washington. Enjoy Centennial-themed exhibits and activities at the state fair.
  • Various dates in the fall. Every Kid in a Park Programs. Special in-park curriculum-based education program focused on the meanings, values and diversity of national parks for regional 4th-grade classes. Transportation scholarships are available.
  • September 9. History Comes Alive, Cougar Rock Campground.
  • September 10. History Comes Alive, Paradise Inn, Paradise.
  • September 14. History Comes Alive, Ohanapecosh Campground.
  • September 16-18. Tourism Cares at Mount Rainier. A group of tourism industry professionals will gather at Mount Rainier to conduct service projects and to discuss how to partner with the National Park Service in their next century.
  • September 24. NPS Centennial Free Entrance Day in honor of National Public Lands Day. Celebrate the next Centennial of the National Park Service with volunteer projects throughout the park, including trail maintenance and native planting!


NPSCentennialLogoFor the National Park Service Centennial in 2016, the National Park Service has developed a theme-oriented message calendar to help parks, regions, and programs promote their work to connect with and help create the next generation of park visitors, supporters, and advocates.