Recent Changes to the National Park System

Date/Public Law Park Name Authorization Status
March 26, 2014 Ste. Genevieve National Historical Park, Missouri P.L. 115-141 Awaiting land acquisition
December 19, 2014 Coltsville National Historical Park, Connecticut P.L. 113-291 Awaiting land acquisition
February 6, 2002 Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home National Historic Site, Illinois P.L. 107-137 Awaiting land acquisition
January 10, 2002 Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial, District of Columbia P.L. 107-117 Awaiting land acquisition
November 5, 2001 Adams Memorial, District of Columbia P.L. 107-062 Awaiting land acquisition
Date Parks Authorization New Park NPS Director
President Donald J. Trump
October 26, 2018 Camp Nelson National Monument, Kentucky Yes Dan Smith (Excercising Aurhority)
February 22, 2018 Gateway Arch National Park, Missouri
Renamed and redesignated from Jefferson Expansion Memorial
S. 1438 No Dan Smith (Excercising Aurhority)
January 8, 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park, Alabama
redesignated from a national historic site
P.L. 115-108 No Michael T. Reynolds (Acting)
President Barack H. Obama 26 new parks added
January 12, 2017 Reconstruction Era National Monument, South Carolina Proclamation 9567 Yes Michael T. Reynolds (Acting)
January 12, 2017 Freedom Riders National Monument, Alabama Proclamation 9566 Yes Michael T. Reynolds (Acting)
January 12, 2017 Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument, Alabama Proclamation 9565 Yes Michaeal T. Reynolds (Acting)
January 10, 2017 Harriet Tubman National Historical Park, New York P.L. 113-291 Yes Michael T. Reynolds (Acting)
August 24, 2016 Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, Maine Proclamation 9476 Yes Jonathan B. Jarvis
June 24, 2016 Stonewall National Monument, New York Proclamation 9465 Yes Jonathan B. Jarvis
April 12, 2016 Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument, District of Columbia Proclamation 9423 Yes Jonathan B. Jarvis
February 12, 2016 Castle Mountains National Monument, California Proclamation 9394 Yes Jonathan B. Jarvis
November 11, 2015 Manhattan Project National Historical Park, New Mexico, Tennessee, & Washington P.L. 113-291 Yes Jonathan B. Jarvis
July 10, 2015 Waco Mammoth National Monument, Texas Proclamation 9299 Yes Jonathan B. Jarvis
February 24, 2015 Honouliuli Naitonal Monument, Hawaii Proclamation 9234 Yes Jonathan B. Jarvis
February 19, 2015 Pullman National Monument, Illinois Proclamation 9233 Yes Jonathan B. Jarvis
February 19, 2014 Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park, Massachusetts & Rhode Island P.L. 113-291 Yes Jonathan B. Jarvis
February 19, 2014 Valles Caldera National Preserve, New Mexico P.L. 113-291 Yes Jonathan B. Jarvis
February 19, 2014 World War I Memorial, District of Columbia P.L. 113-291 Yes Jonathan B. Jarvis
February 19, 2014 Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument, Nevada P.L. 113-291 Yes Jonathan B. Jarvis
December 19, 2014 First State National Historical Park, Delaware
redesignated from First State National Monument
P.L. 113-291 No Jonathan B. Jarvis
December 19, 2014 Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park, Maryland
redesignated from Harriet Tubman Underground Railraod National Monument
P.L. 113-291 No Jonathan B. Jarvis
December 19, 2014 Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve, Oregon
redesignated from Oregon Caves National Monument
P.L. 113-291 No Jonathan B. Jarvis
March 25, 2013 Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument, Ohio Proclamation 8945 Yes Jonathan B. Jarvis
March 25, 2013 First State National Monument, Delaware Proclamation 8944 Yes Jonathan B. Jarvis
March 25, 2013 Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument, Maryland Proclamation 8943 Yes Jonathan B. Jarvis
January 10, 2013 Pinnacles National Park, California
redesignated from Pinnacles National Monument
P.L. 112-245 No Jonathan B. Jarvis
October 8, 2013 César E. Chávez National Monument, California Proclamation 8884 Yes Jonathan B. Jarvis
November 7, 2011 Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park, New Jersey P.L. 111-11 Yes Jonathan B. Jarvis
November 1, 2011 Fort Monroe National Monument, Virginia Proclamation 8750 Yes Jonathan B. Jarvis
August 28, 2011 Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, District of Columbia P.L. 104-333 Yes Jonathan B. Jarvis
December 22, 2010 Longfellow House - Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site, Massacusetts
renamed from Longfellow House National Historic Site
P.L. 111-333 No Jonathan B. Jarvis
December 14, 2010 President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site, Arkansas P.L. 111-11 Yes Jonathan B. Jarvis
October 22, 2010 River Raisin National Battlefield Park, Michigan P.L. 111-11 yes Jonathan B. Jarvis
October 28, 2009 Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial, California P.L. 111-84 Yes Jonathan B. Jarvis
March 30, 2009 Thomas Edison National Historical Park, New Jersey
renamed and redesignated from Edison National Historic Site
P.L. 111-11 No Jonathan B. Jarvis
March 30, 2009 Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park, Texas
redesignated from a national historic site
P.L. 111-11 No Dan Wenk (Acting)
March 30, 2009 Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, Kentucky
redesignated from a national historic site
P.L. 111-11 No Dan Wenk (Acting)
President George W. Bush 6 new parks added
1 park deauthorized
December 5, 2008 World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, Alaska, California, and Hawaii
incorporated USS Arizona Memorial
Proclamation 8327 No Mary Bomar
May 8, 2008 Minidoka National Historic Site, Idaho
redesignated from Minidoka Internment National Monument
P.L. 110-229 No Mary Bomar
February 27, 2006 African Burial Ground National Monument, New York Proclamation 7984 Yes Fran Mainella
February 27, 2006 Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site, District of Columbia P.L. 108-192 Yes Fran Mainella
October 30, 2004 Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Oregon and Washington
incorporated Fort Clatsop National Monument
P.L. 108-387 No Fran Mainella
September 24, 2004 Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado
redesignated from a national monument
P.L. 106-530 No Fran Mainella
May 29, 2004 National World War II Memorial, District of Columbia P.L. 107-011 Yes Fran Mainella
January 23, 2004 Oklahoma City National Memorial, Oklahoma
deauthorized as a park
P.L. 108-1999 No Fran Mainella
November 10, 2003 Congaree National Park, South Carolina
incorporated Congaree Swamp National Monument
P.L. 108-108 No Fran Mainella
December 19, 2002 Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park, Virginia P.L. 107-373 Yes Fran Mainella
September 24, 2002 Flight 93 National Memorial, Pennsylvania P.L. 107-226 Yes Fran Mainella
August 21, 2002 Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, Virginia
renamed from Wolf Trap Farm Park
P.L. 107-219 No Fran Mainella
August 21, 2002 Craters of the Moon National Preserve, Idaho P.L. 107-213 Yes Fran Mainella
President William J. Clinton 20 new parks added
1 park deauthorized
January 20, 2001 Governors Island National Monument, New York Proclamation 7402 Yes Robert Stanton
January 17, 2001 Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument, Virgin Islands Proclamation 7399 Yes Robert Stanton
January 17, 2001 Minidoka Internment National Monument, Idaho Proclamation 7395 Yes Robert Stanton
November 7, 2000 Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site, Colorado P.L. 106-465 Yes Robert Stanton
November 22, 2000 Great Sand Dunes National Preserve, Colorado P.L. 106-352 Yes Robert Stanton
October 24, 2000 Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park, California P.L. 106-352 Yes Robert Stanton
October 11, 2000 Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio
redesignated from a national recreation area
P.L. 106-291 No Robert Stanton
October 11, 2000 First Ladies National Historic Site, Ohio P.L. 106-291 Yes Robert Stanton
November 29, 1999 Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, South Dakota P.L. 106-115 Yes Robert Stanton
October 21, 1999 Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Colorado
redesignated from a national monument
P.L. 106-076 No Robert Stanton
November 6, 1998 Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, Alabama P.L. 105-355 Yes Robert Stanton
November 6, 1998 Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, Arkansas P.L. 105-356 Yes Robert Stanton
November 2, 1998 Adams National Historical Park, Massachusetts
redesignated from a national historic site
P.L. 105-342 No Robert Stanton
October 21, 1998 Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, Vermont
renamed from Marsh-Billings National Historical Park
P.L. 105-277 No Robert Stanton
October 9, 1997 Oklahoma City National Memorial, Oklahoma P.L. 105-058 Yes Dennis Galvin (Acting)
May 2, 1997 Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, District of Columbia P.L. 84-372 Yes Roger Kennedy
January 1, 1997 Lake Roosevelt Naitonal Recreation Area, Washington
renamed from Coulee Dam National Recreation Area
No Roger Kennedy
November 12, 1996 Washita Battlefield National Historic Site, Oklahoma P.L. 104-333 Yes Roger Kennedy
November 12, 1996 Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, Kansas P.L. 104-333 Yes Roger Kennedy
November 12, 1996 Nicodemus National Historic Site, Kansas P.L. 104-333 Yes Roger Kennedy
November 12, 1996 New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, Massachusetts P.L. 104-333 Yes Roger Kennedy
November 12, 1996 Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area, Massachusetts P.L. 104-333 Yes Roger Kennedy
October 1, 1995 John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, District of Columbia
deauthorized as a park
P.L. 103-279 No Roger Kennedy
July 27, 1995 Korean War Veterans Memorial, District of Columbia P.L. 99-572 Yes Roger Kennedy
November 2, 1994 Cane River Creole National Historical Park, Louisiana P.L. 103-449 Yes Roger Kennedy
October 31, 1994 New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park, Louisiana P.L. 103-433 Yes Roger Kennedy
October 31, 1994 Mojave National Preserve, California P.L. 103-433 Yes Roger Kennedy
October 31, 1994 Joshua Tree National Park, California
incorporated Joshua Tree National Monument
P.L. 103-433 No Roger kennedy
October 31, 1994 Death Valley National Park, California
incorporated Death Valley National Monument
P.L. 103-364 No Roger Kennedy
October 14, 1994 Saguaro National Park, Arizona
incorporated Saguaro National Monument
P.L. 103-364 No Roger Kennedy

Last updated: October 29, 2018