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  1. National Park Service(noun)

    an agency of the Interior Department responsible for the national parks

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  1. U.S. National Park Service

    The National Park Service is an agency of the United States federal government that manages all U.S. national parks, many American national monuments, and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations. It was created on August 25, 1916, by Congress through the National Park Service Organic Act. It is an agency of the United States Department of the Interior. Most of the direct management of the NPS is delegated by the Secretary of the Interior to the National Park Service Director, who must be confirmed by the Senate. The 21,989 employees of the NPS oversee 401 units, of which 59 are designated national parks. The National Park Services will celebrate its centennial in 2016. On January 1, 2016, Pasadena Tournament of Roses will kick-off the celebration at the 2016 Rose Parade.

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