National Parks Association is a nonprofit cooperating
association of the National Park Service. Headquartered
in Tucson, Arizona, the association was founded in 1938 as the Southwest
Monuments Association to support the interpretive activities of the National Park Service.
Today we operate
bookstores at sixty-six National Park Service sites throughout the
western United States, plus an online
store with more than 600 educational products. In addition to
Western National Parks Association supports park research
and helps fund programs that make park visits more meaningful.
One of our founding goals was to create and publish park-related
information unavailable elsewhere. Currently we have more than 175
books in print with many new
publications introduced yearly.
Parks Association supports parks by producing more than a half million
pieces of free literature annually, including trail guides, newspapers,
schedules, and brochures.
Since our 1938
founding, we've contributed more than $55 million to national parks,
generated through store sales to park visitors and the support of
Visit our online
store and browse dozens of award-winning publications on national
parks, military history, geology, American Indians, earth sciences,
field guides to plants, animals and birds, cookbooks, children's
books, prehistoric cultures, archeology, natural history, maps,
and much, much more.