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To celebrate the centennial of the National Park Service on August 25th 2016, the National Park Foundation (NPF) launched their Find Your Park campaign to encourage everyone to get up, get out there and #FindYourPark.

Find your park

In NYC we celebrated the National Park Foundation and National Park Service 100th birthday at Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 1, with a fabulous birthday bash. They had Family-friendly activities during the day, a free ice cream social with Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory and the celebration featured music by Ramblin’ Dan and Questlove. My kids picked the chocolate chunk flavor, we will definitely be back for more in the future.

Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory

My son was most excited about meeting a real life Park Ranger at the National Park Service birthday celebration event in Brooklyn.

National Park Service

I grew up traveling to National Parks and want to pass this tradition on to my kids. We try to take the kids to National Parks during our travels, but we have many more on our bucket list.

Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park

You can check out all the ways you and your family can volunteer to participate at National Parks, to help preserve and protect them, by clicking here. Also If you are in NYC, here are the places you should make sure to visit

Top five NYC local National Parks, Monuments or sites

  1. Statue Of Liberty National Monument
  2. Governors Island National Monument
  3. Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site
  4. Lower East Side Tenement Museum National Historic Site
  5. Castle Clinton National Monument
Castle Clinton National Monument

Fountain near Castle Clinton National Monument with the Statue of Liberty in the background

Governors Island National Monument

Art on display at Governors Island National Monument

For more info check out FindYourPark.com There’s something for everyone!

This post was sponsored by the National Park Service, all opinions expressed here are my own.