Taking Action for a New Century

On January 24-26, 2012, leaders from conservation, philanthropy, recreation, tourism, education, health, and economic development gathered in Washington, D.C., for America’s Summit on National Parks: Taking Action for a New Century. This historic event attracted more than 350 participants who engaged in dynamic discussions around a variety of important topics vital to the future of our national parks, including connecting youth and urban communities with the national parks, conserving natural and cultural landscapes, and expanding the diversity of national park visitors.

On behalf of the National Parks Conservation Association, the National Park Foundation, and the National Park Hospitality Association, we thank all of the participants for an incredible event that will help to propel actions to support our national parks and programs into their second century.