Snowdonia National Park Authority is the independent public body with statutory responsibility for the protection of the National Park.
The Authority’s work has seen many successes, including the opening of Hafod Eryri, the visitor centre on the summit of Yr Wyddfa, and has responded to many challenges over the decades.
Although Snowdonia had been a designated National Park since 1951, the Park Authority did not become an independent body and Local Planning Authority as it is today until 1996.
Snowdonia was designated an official National Park on 18 October 1951, following the introduction of the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949.
The boundaries of the National Park were established in 1950 following the recommendations of the National Park Commission, of which Sir Clough Williams-Ellis was a member.