Parks Without Posters!

July 14, 2016

Parks Without Posters!

One of the most inspiring aspects of our national parks is that every person can experience them differently. Whether you’re an avid hiker, birder, painter or graphic designer, each person has the ability to make a unique and personal connection with the outdoors. Sometimes, inspiration comes from traveling distances to our most special places with your loved ones – other times, it’s found in enjoying a solo adventure in your backyard national park. The See America project provides an opportunity for park lovers from across the country and beyond to share these connections with current and future park fans through their art.  And there’s no better time to show your See America love for our more than 400 national parks than during this centennial celebration of our National Park Service.

More than 75 years ago, the U.S. government commissioned artwork to showcase America’s natural wonders under the banner “See America.” The effort was a call for Americans and international tourists to literally get out and “See America” and connect with the best our country had to offer. The national park poster designs remain treasured historic pieces and grace the walls of many park enthusiasts today. Creative Action Network revitalized this effort in 2014, in partnership with National Parks Conservation Association, by launching a crowdsourced art initiative to celebrate – and illustrate – our national parks and historic places. Hundreds of artists have submitted over 1,000 original designs, depicting national parks from Acadia to Zion.  But the artwork for parks list is not complete – we need you!

On August 25th, 2016, The National Park Service (NPS) turns 100 years old.  In celebration, we encourage every artist to get involved to help celebrate. Although we already have See America art for half of our 400+ parks, there are plenty of opportunities for you to be the very first to make a See America poster for the other half.

The rugged beauty of North Cascades National Park or Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, the stories of civil rights told at Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument, and the look into the Ice Age at Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument are all among the places waiting to be brought to new life through your designs. With nearly 200 parks awaiting art, the opportunity to #FindYourPark – and illustrate its beauty – awaits!

So what are you waiting for? Check out the parks list, find your favorite and show us why it inspires you. Click here for more information about submitting art.

We can’t wait to see what you design during this special #NPS100 year and beyond.

Brooke Kinney is a Communications Intern with National Parks Conservation Association.

The Complete List of Parks without Posters (as of 7/20/16):

  • Adams National Historical Park
  • African American Civil War Memorial
  • Agate Fossil Beds National Monument
  • Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument
  • Amistad National Recreation Area
  • Andersonville National Historic Site
  • Andrew Johnson National Historic Site
  • Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve
  • Arkansas Post National Memorial
  • Aztec Ruins National Monument
  • Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument
  • Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site
  • Bering Land Bridge National Preserve
  • Big Hole National Battlefield
  • Big Thicket National Preserve
  • Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park
  • Bluestone National Scenic River
  • Booker T. Washington National Monument
  • Boston African American National Historic Site
  • Buck Island Reef National Monument
  • C & O Canal National Historical Park
  • Cabrillo National Monument
  • Canaveral National Seashore
  • Cane River Creole National Historical Park
  • Cape Krusenstern National Monument
  • Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site
  • Chamizal National Memorial
  • Charles Pinckney National Historic Site
  • Chickasaw National Recreation Area
  • City of Rocks National Reserve
  • Clara Barton National Historic Site
  • Constitution Gardens
  • Cowpens National Battlefield
  • Craters of the Moon National Preserve
  • Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
  • Cumberland Island National Seashore
  • Curecanti National Recreation Area
  • De Soto National Memorial
  • Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
  • Eisenhower National Historic Site
  • Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
  • Fort Bowie National Historic Site
  • Fort Caroline National Memorial
  • Fort Davis National Historic Site
  • Fort Donelson National Battlefield
  • Fort Frederica National Monument
  • Fort Laramie National Historic Site
  • Fort Larned National Historic Site
  • Fort Monroe National Monument
  • Fort Necessity National Battlefield
  • Fort Point National Historic Site
  • Fort Pulaski National Monument
  • Fort Raleigh National Historic Site
  • Fort Scott National Historic Site
  • Fort Smith National Historic Site
  • Fort Union National Monument
  • Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site
  • Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
  • Fort Washington Park
  • Fossil Butte National Monument
  • Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site
  • Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park
  • Friendship Hill National Historic Site
  • Gates of the Arctic National Preserve
  • Gauley River National Recreation Area
  • George Rogers Clark National Historical Park
  • George Washington Birthplace National Monument
  • George Washington Carver National Monument
  • George Washington Memorial Parkway
  • Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument
  • Glacier Bay National Preserve
  • Governors Island National Monument
  • Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site
  • Great Egg Harbor Scenic and Recreational River
  • Gulf Islands National Seashore
  • Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument
  • Hamilton Grange National Memorial
  • Hampton National Historic Site
  • Hohokam Pima National Monument
  • Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site
  • Homestead National Monument of America
  • Honouliuli National Monument
  • Hopewell Culture National Historical Park
  • Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site
  • Horseshoe Bend National Military Park
  • Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site
  • James A. Garfield National Historic Site
  • Jimmy Carter National Historic Site
  • John D. Rockefeller Memorial Parkway
  • John Day Fossil Beds National Monument
  • John F. Kennedy National Historic Site
  • Kalaupapa National Historical Park
  • Kings Mountain National Military Park
  • Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
  • Lake Clark National Park and Preserve
  • Lake Meredith National Recreation Area
  • Little River Canyon National Preserve
  • Longfellow House–Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site
  • Manhattan Project National Historical Park
  • Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site
  • Middle Delaware National Scenic River
  • Minidoka National Historic Site
  • Minute Man National Historical Park
  • Missouri National Recreational River
  • Monocacy National Battlefield
  • Moores Creek National Battlefield
  • Morristown National Historical Park
  • Natchez National Historical Park
  • Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail
  • New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
  • Nez Perce National Historical Park
  • Ninety Six National Historic Site
  • Niobrara National Scenic River
  • Noatak National Preserve
  • North Cascades National Park
  • Obed Wild and Scenic River
  • Ocmulgee National Monument
  • Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park
  • Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park
  • Pea Ridge National Military Park
  • Pecos National Historical Park
  • Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site
  • Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial
  • Petersburg National Battlefield Park
  • Petroglyph National Monument
  • Pipe Spring National Monument
  • Piscataway Park
  • Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial
  • Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail
  • President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site
  • Prince William Forest Park
  • Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site
  • Rainbow Bridge National Monument
  • Richmond National Battlefield Park
  • Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River
  • Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
  • Saint Croix Island International Historic Site
  • Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site
  • Salem Maritime National Historic Site
  • Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve
  • San Juan Island National Historical Park
  • Saratoga National Historical Park
  • Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site
  • Stones River National Battlefield
  • Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial
  • Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site
  • Theodore Roosevelt Island
  • Thomas Stone National Historic Site
  • Timpanogos Cave National Monument
  • Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve
  • Tonto National Monument
  • Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument
  • Tumacacori National Historical Park
  • Tupelo National Battlefield
  • Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site
  • Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site
  • Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
  • Valles Caldera National Preserve
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • Waco Mammoth National Monument
  • Walnut Canyon National Monument
  • War in the Pacific National Historical Park
  • Washita Battlefield National Historic Site
  • Weir Farm National Historic Site
  • Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area
  • White House
  • William Howard Taft National Historic Site
  • Wilson's Creek National Battlefield
  • Women's Rights National Historical Park
  • World War I Memorial
  • World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument
  • Yucca House National Monument
  • Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve

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