In a celebration of the National Park Service’s Centennial (2016!), the National Park Service launched its Find Your Park virtual tour. You can find your favorite park, share stories and discover new parks to visit. The virtual view kiosks will be installed in selected locations over the next few weeks. Visitors to these installations will be able to connect with 407 national parks around the country with the touch of a button!
“When the National Park System was created in 1916, no one would have imagined that technology could someday enable schoolchildren in New York to explore parks thousands of miles away with the touch of a button,” said Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell. “While we never want a virtual experience to replace a genuine connection, we are hopeful the display will provide a gateway that inspires people to visit their parks and fall in love with the beauty, history and culture that make up our national parks and public lands.”
The initial locations for the kiosks are:
- April 2 -3, North Flatiron Plaza, New York, NY
- April 9-10, El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument, Los Angeles, CA
- April 16-17, National Mall and Memorial Parks, Washington, DC