The National Park Service has launched “Mi Parque, Mi Historia,” a campaign that invites Hispanic/Latino communities, families, and individuals to share their personal connection to parks and the outdoors.
Throughout history and today, the National Park System’s destinations have been enjoyed, explored, and protected by the Hispanic/Latino community. Mi Parque, Mi Historia encourages Hispanics and Latinos to share their experiences with the national parks along with programs administered and supported by the National Park Service, such as National Heritage Areas, National Historic Landmarks, and local recreation spaces supported by the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
Like the parks themselves, Mi Parque, Mi Historia is for everyone. Whether people are outdoor enthusiasts, seasonal visitors, or families who celebrate occasions like a quinceañera, bautismo, or día de campo in their community greenspace, all are welcomed to tell their tales using the hashtag #MiParqueMiHistoria on social media or submitting their stories through the NPS online portal.
The National Park Service hopes the stories shared through Mi Parque, Mi Historia will highlight the past, present, and future of Hispanic/Latino culture in America’s parks. NPS flagship social media accounts are set to showcase content generated through the campaign over the next several months, including during Hispanic Heritage Month. For more information about Mi Parque, Mi Historia and to see some of the stories shared, visit this site.