The National Association of State Park Directors (NASPD)
is devoted to the successful and effective administration of state parks.
NASPD is devoted to helping state park systems effectively manage and administer their state park system. The mission of the Association is to promote and advance the state park systems of America for their own significance, as well as for their important contributions to the nation's environment, heritage, health and economy.The Association is composed of fifty state park directors, plus territories of the United States of America, including our newest member, Puerto Rico that have full membership privileges in the organization.


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.

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