Center for Park Management


Sparking a Conversation – Intern Ambassadors at Gateway

Watch a video on Gateway National Recreational Area’s Diverse Internship Program

Gateway from NPCA on Vimeo.

The Center for Park Management, in partnership with the National Park Service, developed this video to showcase Gateway National Recreational Area’s Your Park! Your Health! program. Each summer a team of program interns from diverse surrounding communities serve as ambassadors for the park - promoting fitness, fun and exploration of the park among their peers, families and neighbors. With this video we hope to spark a conversation about how the National Park Service and its partners can continue to create deeper connections with all Americans and ensure broad support for our national parks using creative programs and tools.

Engaging Diverse Audiences through Healthy Parks Healthy People Programs

Learn how parks and partners are engaging diverse audiences and new stakeholders to promote national parks as places for healthy living.

The new Healthy Parks Healthy People Community Engagement eGuide includes:

  • Examples to help you Get Inspired about healthy living in parks and communities
  • Helpful Resources that are adaptable and ready-to-use
  • Profiles of Parks and Partners that are already on the path to integrating health into the park and community offerings

The eGuide highlights efforts to connect people to parks in ways that are meaningful to their everyday life and their communities. Promoting health of people and parks helps us grow the community of national park supporters.

Download the eGuide (9 MB)

The Design Thinking Process for Innovation

A Toolkit for Leading Creative Conversations about Park and Program Relevance

The Center for Park Management, in partnership with the global design and innovation firm IDEO, has designed this toolkit to support the National Park Service and its partners—to better connect all Americans to the Park System. As the National Park Service enters its second century, there is no better time to try new ideas, experiment with untested models, and build a learning community that is dedicated to sharing creative and innovative approaches.

Download the Toolkit

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By Email:

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By Phone:

202-454-3396

About Us

We’re building a movement of leaders who are making our national parks more vital, sustainable and relevant to all Americans.

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What We Do

In partnership with NPS, we design strategies, develop tools and deliver trainings that ignite innovation and spark change.

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Who We Are

We’re a passionate team of management experts and innovators committed to helping NPS employees perform their best.

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