Your Nebraska Parks 100th Celebration

Your memories. Your adventures. Your parks.

In 2021, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is celebrating 100 years of inspiring outdoor adventures at our state park system. It began a century ago in 1921 with the establishment of Chadron State Park, nestled among the distinctive buttes and canyons of the Pine Ridge. Now, Nebraska’s 76 parks are top destinations for Nebraskans and visitors from around the world to enjoy breathtaking landscapes, unique wildlife, and abundant recreation opportunities.

We have a lot planned: 100 events, 100 hours of coordinated volunteer projects, a parks adventure challenge, a video competition for youth and more. Because we love our parks, and we know you do, too.

But these 76 aren’t really ours. They are yours, and nothing makes us happier than seeing guests enjoying the outdoors all across our state. From the Panhandle to the southeast corner of the state, recreation opportunities as diverse as your interests exist. So jump in.

Find your park. Build memories. Pursue your next adventure with us.

Our Centennial website