Welcome to the gallery of winning submissions to Parks for the People, a student competition presented by Van Alen Institute in partnership with the U.S. National Park Service to reimagine America's greatest natural and cultural treasures—its national parks. Featured here are the two Award of Excellence winners and six Finalist teams of the culminating stage of the competition. Proposing innovative ideas for the planning, design, and management of specific park sites across the United States, these projects together offer a remarkable vision for a new generation of healthy, welcoming, and enduring public spaces—parks that are truly for the people.

Competition Winners