On January 1, 2014, we made history by hosting over 800 hikes and more than 27,000 people in all 50 states – an increase of 5,000 participants over 2013 . Once again, this signature event for America’s State Parks was an opportunity to showcase state parks as “close to home” places for connecting people to nature, promoting year-round recreation and fostering healthy outdoor lifestyles.
The Association is organized into six regions based on reasonable geographical groupings of members. The direction and management of the Association is vested in a Board of Directors comprised of ten members representing the six regions, President, Vice-President, Secretary-Treasurer and Past President. Members should refer to the Constitution, By-Laws and Policies for further information on the purposes and objectives of the organization. On behalf of the members, the day to day responsibilities of the Association is performed by a paid staff person, referred to as the Executive Director.
This site provides members a common forum for the exchange of pertinent information regarding state park programs and services. Further, the site provides members a variety of other services including, direct links to state park directors and key staffs in each state, current research about state parks and related topics, employment opportunities within the various states, best practices, conferences and the Association's awards program.