August 26 Marks 100th Anniversary of NPS

Mark August 26 on your calendars.

That’s when the National Park of American Samoa is celebrating the National Park Service’s 100th birthday.

The celebration takes place at Suiga ula o le Atuvasa Park in Utulei from 8am to 1pm.

The National Park of American Samoa invites everyone to Find your Park, Saili lou Paka.

Superintendent Scott Burch says the National Park of American Samoa has a very unique and special relationship with the community.

“To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service we are holding a special event in Utulei on August 26th and we hope everyone can come join the celebration.”

There’ll be speeches,  a cake-cutting ceremony and unveiling of 10 local school murals depicting the uniqueness of the national park and American Samoa.

There’ll be games, entertainment, activities and prizes focused on engaging families in a way that educates and inspires them about their special home, American Samoa,

The first 500 people to complete 12 activities will receive a free centennial ball cap and cupcake.

The national park thanks its many partners, both federal and government agencies, for their cooperation and support.

Many of their partners will have booths at the centennial celebration.

Find your park: explore, learn and be inspired by this special place that is American Samoa.

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