The mission of the National Parks of New York Harbor is to enhance the identity, visibility and public support ouf our sites, to collaberate with others in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area in the care and appropriate use of all historic, recreational and natural resources, and to promote the National Park Service.
The National Parks of New York Harbor (NPNH) consists of 22 National Park Service Units that seek to think, plan and operate collaberatively in order to more effectively carry out the respective missions of each individual park unit. Rather than overriding the entities that comprise it, NPNH recognizes the greater value of strategic cooperation in maximizing resources and providing visitors with a richer, more comprehensive understanding of the unique New York experience.
The National Parks of New York Harbor is an organizational network, not an operational organization. Park superintendents are responsible for management of their respective units as well as active participation in the larger initiative.
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In the line of fire! Cannon at Castle Williams of Governors Island National Monument face Battery Park in Lower Manhattan... and continually surprise commuters on the Staten Island ferry! Governors Island is one of 23 unique destinations within the National Parks of New York Harbor. More...