July 23, 2017, 1pm PDT
The National Park Service is looking for solutions to overcrowding at its most popular parks. The idea of an online reservation system might get its first test in Utah.
Associated Press via The Mercury News
April 21, 2017, 7am PDT
The Navajo Nation is not moving forward with a controversial plan to build a tram that would connect tourists from the rim of the bottom of the Grand Canyon, along with commercial and retail space. The proposal isn't totally dead yet, however.
November 7, 2016, 12pm PST
A long-delayed decision by the National Park Service and the Federal Highway Administration removes the final regulatory obstacle for the construction of a new Metro station in Alexandria, Virginia.
November 6, 2016, 9am PST
The National Park Service has launched the Puma Profiles, making it easier to explore the lives of the city's largest collection of feral residents.
August 26, 2016, 2pm PDT
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August 25, 2016, 11am PDT
The Heritage Trail would loop around either side of the Delaware River, from Trenton, New Jersey, down to Philadelphia and back, exploring historic sites and a variety of neighborhoods and parks all along the way.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
August 25, 2016, 6am PDT
The announcement that 87,500 acres of land in Maine's North Woods would become a national monument came the day before the centennial of the National Park Service. The designation is also sure to be controversial.
August 25, 2016, 5am PDT
"The fundamental idea behind the parks is that the country belongs to the people," says President Obama.
August 8, 2016, 9am PDT
The National Park Service is bringing the sharing economy to the Mississippi River in Minnesota this month with a first of its kind kayak sharing service.
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star-Tribune
August 4, 2016, 11am PDT
The National Park Service is evolving its role to keep pace with a changing world.
May 26, 2016, 2pm PDT
Turning 100 the same year as New York's first Zoning Code? The National Park Service, of course. The momentous occasion is likely to find the parks more popular than ever.
May 25, 2016, 8am PDT
The Washington Post provides feature-length coverage of an ongoing, long-lasting controversy over a proposal by a wealthy landowner to donate 87,500 acres for the purposes of creating a new national park.
May 12, 2016, 6am PDT
It might seem like a contradiction of terms, but many buildings labeled "modern" when built some 50 years ago are now considered "historic."
August 25, 2015, 2pm PDT
The big birthday means admission is free to national parks today as well.
April 24, 2015, 5am PDT
There are still a few days left to celebrate National Park Week, which runs from April 18-26.
February 18, 2015, 12pm PST
A detention center that interred Japanese Americans during World War II, once called Jigoku Dani, or Hell Valley, will become a National Monument.
February 10, 2015, 12pm PST
President Barack Obama is expected to announce the Pullman Park neighborhood in Chicago as the country's newest national monument. The move is part of a larger effort to recognize more diversity in the country's public lands.
August 29, 2014, 2pm PDT
Here's a comeback story for the ages: The Elwha River in Washington, dammed for the production of hydroelectric power for almost a century, runs wild again.
July 8, 2014, 10am PDT
Two projects proposed for the South Rim plateau of the Grand Canyon have raised alarms at the National Park Service, who see a serious threat from impacts to the views, water supply, and ecology of the canyon.
June 10, 2014, 10am PDT
The conversion of San Francisco’s Presidio military base to parkland is reviewed by Los Angeles County park planner Clement Lau.