America’s Summit on National Parks has been organized by the National Parks Conservation Association, National Park Foundation and National Park Hospitality Association in close cooperation with the National Park Service and local park friends organizations. These challenging economic and political times demand innovative partnerships and collaboration to help move the national parks forward. With the 2016 Centennial on the horizon, this historic partnership was created to ensure that the broad political and philanthropic needs and opportunities of our national parks are achieved.
The National Park Hospitality Association (NPHA) is the national trade association of the businesses that provide lodging, food services, gifts and souvenirs, equipment rentals, transportation and other visitor services in the National Park System. Concessioners have served park visitors since the 1870’s. NPHA members have a combined workforce of nearly 25,000 persons – mostly front-line, visitor-contact jobs – and provide in excess of $1.1 billion in goods and services to visitors annually. NPHA members operate in more than 100 park units and generate more than $100 million annually for the National Park Service budget. Guest Donation Programs operated by concessioners have provided millions of dollars for park projects and programs. www.parkpartners.org