Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks
Partner since: 2014
The mission of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) is to conserve and sustain Pennsylvania’s natural resources for present and future generations’ use and enjoyment.
As one of the largest state park systems in the country, Pennsylvania State Parks manages 121 parks which are located within 25 miles of most Pennsylvanians. We are driven by our commitment to provide opportunities for enjoying healthful outdoor recreation and serving as outdoor classrooms for environmental education. In meeting these purposes, we conserve the natural, scenic, aesthetic and historical resources of our park lands. We do this for our 38 million visitors and all Pennsylvanians.
Our educational and interpretive programming reaches approximately 400,000 people a year through hands-on, interdisciplinary programs highlighting each park’s unique natural, historical, cultural and recreational resources as well as those resources found throughout the state. We serve schools students, teachers, families, senior citizens, persons with disabilities and other groups or individuals who would like explore and learn in Penn’s woods.