The mission of the Park Institute of America is to champion parks and protected areas by increasing understanding through education, enhancing the exchange of ideas, and building momentum through partnerships.

To realize our mission, the Park Institute of America engages in broad conversations about the importance of parks and protected areas as a vital component of society. The Institute will advocate for parks and other important natural and historical places through public education and will make practical recommendations to advance public policy. The Institute will also ensure that protected areas are widely recognized as vital components of human society.