Go ahead and gather around.
For the entire year of 2021, we’ll be taking a deep dive into the history of our state’s storied parks through written words, video stories and on social media. We’ll be sharing those stories — and yours — here as they become available.
Stories of Significance
We’re dedicating an entire edition of Nebraskaland Magazine to the parks centennial. We’ll be sharing the stories or our diverse parks with compelling and gorgeous photography.
Be sure to pick up a copy of the special April edition at your local retailer. Or subscribe to the magazine to get it delivered directly to your door.
History in motion
Together with our partners at NET Nebraska and host Stephanie Arne, we filmed a documentary about our state historical parks. The show will be broadcast statewide in late spring 2021 and then will be available in parks’ theaters.
Check back here for air date details in spring 2021.
Your Parks Adventure
You love to hike, bike, swim, boat or view wildlife. Tents, campfires and hot s’mores are your jam. You keep a fishing rod and travel-size case of fishing lures in your trunk.
If your happy place is the Great Outdoors, we want you to show us in 2021. We’re challenging you to explore our diverse state park system, snap a picture and share your story with us for a chance to win prizes.
Every park the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission manages is YOUR park, and we what to hear your stories from the past and present.
Seeking your parks portraits
We’re seeking vintage photographs (think prior to 2000) that highlight our Nebraska parks and memories while enjoying outdoor activities. Select photos will be featured in Nebraskaland Magazine and online.
Archive features historic stories
Browse the pages of Nebraskaland magazine from its beginning in 1926, just five years after the first state park was established in western Nebraska. Explore more than 50 years of content in our fully searchable digital archive.
Find history in the headlines
We’re proud that media outlets across the state care as much about the current and historical stories made over the past 100 years in our parks. As local stories become available online, we’ll share links to them here.