The National Park Service Kicks Off the Centennial Year at the Rose Parade

The National Park Service is celebrating its 100th birthday this year! To start the year off right, the Park Service participated in the Rose Parade in Pasadena, California on January 1st. The “Find Your Park” float featured floral depictions of megafauna, waterfalls, and camping equipment, with dozens of sharply-dressed National Park Service rangers, park police officers, Buffalo Soldiers, junior rangers, volunteers, partners, and Burl, the Park Service’s only stagecoach driver.

Above: NPS Director Jon Jarvis (third from left) and NPS Rangers at the 127th Tournament of Roses Parade. 

2016 will be filled with events across the country at all of our national parks. Be sure to keep a look out for activities at a park near you!

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