Hi, we're the  Parks Foundation!

We're the worker bees found in that little office in Idlewild Park across from the California Building. We are grant writers, program developers, student educators, trail guides, AmeriCorps members, and above all, park lovers! Feel free to stop in our office with questions, concerns, ideas, or simply to say hello. You will get many hellos in return!

National Parks

I have a slight obsession with National Parks. I’ve been to 10 in total: Yosemite, Yellowstone, The Redwoods, Death Valley, Crater Lake, The Channel Islands, The Grand Canyon, Mount Rainier, Joshua Tree, and Zion. I am always thinking about my next adventure and planning can often be the best part. I love looking at the park maps and researching the best sights to see. Although every National Park has similarities - a few Visitor Centers, backcountry hiking, camping, and spectacular views - every park is drastically different. Mount Rainier and a creek at Mount Rainier National Park Grove of the Patriarchs at Mount Rainier National Park Mount Rainier National Park was one of my favorites bec

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