National Park Week

Featured Content April 23, 2019 – Related Documents

According to the National Park Service (NPS) , National Park Week serves as “a time to explore amazing places, discover stories of history and culture, help out, and find your park.” During this week, National Parks across the country host events and special programs for visitors. This year National Park Week will be observed April 20–28.

In celebration of this national observance, below are links to select documents on govinfo related to the National Park Service and National Park Week.

The National Park Service

The National Park Service was established on August 25, 1916.

Learn about the National Park Service in the U.S. Government Manual, compiled by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration.

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Presidential Statements

Read President Obama's 2016 proclamation on the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service (DCPD-201600528 - Proclamation 9475, August 22, 2016.)

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Read President George W. Bush's 2006 message on the 90th Anniversary of the National Park Service. (2006 Public Papers 1554, August 24, 2006.)

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Read President Clinton's 1994 remarks at a reception commemorating National Park Week. (30 WCPD 1154 - Compilation of Presidential Documents. Addresses and Remarks. Monday, May 23, 1994.)

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In 2014, Congress enacted Public Law 113-287 to "gather provisions relating to the National Park Service and related programs and restate these provisions as a new positive law title of the United States Code." The new positive law title, Title 54 of the U.S. Code, contains laws applicable to the National Park Service that used to reside in Title 16.

Public Law 113 - 287 - An act to enact title 54, United States Code, "National Park Service and Related Programs'', as positive law. Approved December 19, 2014

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Title 54 of the U.S. Code, governing the National Park Service and Related Programs

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Congressional Hearings

See transcripts from more than 900 Congressional Hearings related to the National Park Service back to the 89th Congress (1966).


Regulations issued by the National Park Service are codified in Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations. (36 CFR I - National Park Service, Department of the Interior.)

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The National Park Service issues notices and documents related to rulemaking in the Federal Register.

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