The US National Park Service administers 63 National Parks, but there are actually a total of 423 units in the system. These include military and battlefield parks, historical sites and parks, lakeshores, memorials, monuments, parkways, preserves, recreation areas, wild and scenic rivers, scenic trails, and seashores.

Although Ohio has only one National Park, it has seven other sites of historic and natural significance.

 Jan Whitaker gave a lecture on Ohio’s parks. The lecture was part of Lourdes University's Lifelong Learning Monthly Lecture Series. The series aims to bring outstanding speakers to our community.

Knowledge Stream is made possible by a generous gift provided by the Appold Family Charitable Fund.