Center for Park Management

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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Our Advisory Council

We’re advised by a group of influential industry leaders, park managers, philanthropists and outdoor enthusiasts.

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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.

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Contact the Center

By Mail:

777 6th Street, NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20001

By Email:

center@npca.org

By Phone:

202-454-3396

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