Welcome to ANPR
ANPR is a nonprofit organization created for, about and with National Park Service employees of all disciplines. We are stewards for parks, visitors and each other.
ANPR is the premier professional force working for comprehensive protective stewardship of the national parks.
ANPR Celebrates the Centennial
In commemoration of the NPS Centennial, the Association of National Park Rangers launched an oral history project in 2010. The goal was to record, transcribe, archive and share interviews of Park Service personnel who had helped to shape the agency's history during its second half-century. To date, ANPR has conducted 59 interviews with longtime employees, all of whom helped create the modern Park Service. For more information about the project and to listen to a variety of interview excerpts, click here.
Ed Rizzotto: The Importance of Urban Parks
In 1988, Ed Rizzotto began working at Gateway National Recreation Area in New York City. His seven years at Gateway helped him recognize the unique role that urban parks play in the National Park System and in people's everyday lives. Click on the image to listen.