Northwest National Park Family Day

Local Event Brings the Parks to the People

National parks serve as living laboratories, classrooms, and places just to enjoy and to have fun! Two of our favorite clients came together to create an annual family day event to introduce national parks to urban families. The National Park Conservation Association (NPCA) is an advocate for the National Park Service (NPS). They teamed up to share a national park experience with families in the Seattle and Portland area.

Blank Space won a contract to create the event advertising graphics. This free family day event was hosted at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in Vancouver and at Seward Park in Seattle. In 2012 the event was held at Rainier Community Center in Seattle. We created computer illustrations featuring Mount Rainier, Mount Hood, and Fort Vancouver. We adapted the graphics each year with different color applications to give the event a fresh look on a limited budget.

Event Poster Designs

The main event graphics are applied to posters, bus ads, web banners, broadcast ads, event signage, and junior ranger badges each year.


Northwest National Park Family Day is a fun event with hands-on activities for the entire family. It featured rock climbing, wildlife encounters, a wild puppet show, and Junior Park Ranger programs. Blank Space led a nature-drawing workshop for kids. Park Rangers from nearby parks shared stories about the wonders of our national parks. As lovers of national parks ourselves, it was a great pleasure to support NPCA and NPS’s efforts to bring the parks to the people.