Love St. John. Love The Park.

Stunning beaches, miles of trails, marine life, fauna and flora in abundance, and a rich cultural history! Some 60% of St. John is Virgin Islands National Park and Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument.

Founded in 1988, Friends of Virgin Islands National Park is the official philanthropic partner of the Park.  The Friends assists and advises the National Park Service in assuring the Park's unique terrestrial and marine resources are protected, the Virgin Island's cultural treasures in the Park are preserved, and visitors and community are connected to their Park through volunteerism, education, and advocacy.

Thank you for making the work we do possible!

Leinster Bay

Happenings & Things To Do

Seminars, hikes, boat trips, and fun events.  Our 2022/23 season schedule of over 275 happenings has something for everyone to explore and enjoy the park!

Rash Guard hoody

Feel Good Gifting

Give gifts that keep on giving and support your beautiful St. John park this season! Stop by the Park Store in the National Park Visitor Center (Mon-Fri 9-1:30) or shop online.

Learn To Swim BGCA

Life Guard Training

Friends of Virgin Islands National Park and St John Rescue are hosting an American Red Cross Blended Learning Lifeguarding course Friday, December 9th, from 3 pm until 6 pm, Saturday, December 10th, from 8 am until 6 pm, and Sunday, December 11th, from 8 am until 6 pm at the St. John Rescue Building with Barbara Bertram of the St. Thomas Swim Club as the instructor.

Villas For The Park 2022

Villas For The Park

November 11 to 25, 2022

Bidding on the 2022 auction is now closed! Thank you for contributing to the success of our 6th Annual Villas For The Park auction!  


Plan Your Visit

Stop by the National Park Visitor Center and Park Store in Cruz Bay for info, maps, tees, caps, and more.  Monday to Friday. 9 to 1:30.

Bay Rum Tree

St. John Voices

Stories of heritage, culture and natural history as told by born St. Johnians and resident scientists.

Hawksbill Sea Turtle

Sea Turtle Protection

Sea turtles are protected and endangered.  Learn more about the turtles in our waters, what we are doing to protect them, and how you can help by being a responsible snorkeler and observer. 

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Playground Project

NPS and Friends are rebuilding the playground in front of the Visitor Center that was damaged in the 2017 hurricanes.

"I have lots of heroes: anyone and everyone who does whatever they can to leave the natural world better than they found it."

Dr. Sylvia Earle