Recent Changes to the National Park System

Authorized Units Not Yet Established

Date/Public Law

Park Name

Authorization

Status

August 18, 2017

Global War on Terrorism Memorial, District of Columbia

P.L. 115-51

Completing Commemorative Works Act review

December 19, 2014

Desert Storm/Desert Shield Memorial, District of Columbia

P.L. 113-291

Completing Commemorative Works Act review

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

November 5, 2001

Adams Memorial, District of Columbia

P.L. 107-062

Completing Commemorative Works Act review

Changes to Unit Designations

Date

Parks

Authorization

New Park

NPS Director

President Donald J. Trump

5 new parks added

January 13, 2021 Jimmy Carter National HIstorical Park, Georgia (renamed from Jimmy Carter National Historic Site) P.L. 116-341 No Margaret Everson (Counselor to the Secretary, Exercising the Delegated Authority of the Director)
January 13, 2021 Homestead National Historical Park, Nebraska (renamed from Homestead National Monument of America) P.L. 116-328 No Margaret Everson (Counselor to the Secretary, Exercising the Delegated Authority of the Director)
January 5, 2021 Weir Farm National Historical Park, Connecticut (renamed from Weir Farm National Historic Site) P.L. 116-305 No Margaret Everson (Counselor to the Secretary, Exercising the Delegated Authority of the Director)
December 27, 2020 New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, West Virginia (renamed from New River Gorge National River) P.L. 116-260 No Margaret Everson (Counselor to the Secretary, Exercising the Delegated Authority of the Director)

November 9, 2020

Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument, Mississippi

P.L. 116-9

Yes

Margaret Everson (Counselor to the Secretary, Exercising the Delegated Authority of the Director)

October 30, 2020

Ste. Genevieve National Historical Park, Missouri

P.L. 115-141

Yes

Margaret Everson (Counselor to the Secretary, Exercising the Delegated Authority of the Director)

September 22, 2020

Mill Springs Battlefield National Monument, Kentucky

P.L. 116-9

Yes

Margaret Everson (Counselor to the Secretary, Exercising the Delegated Authority of the Director)

September 18, 2020

Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial, District of Columbia

P.L. 109-220

Yes

Margaret Everson (Counselor to the Secretary, Exercising the Delegated Authority of the Director)

December 20, 2019

White Sands National Park, New Mexico
redesignated from White Sands National Monument

P.L. 116-92

No

David Vela (Deputy Director)

March 12, 2019

Honouliuli National Historic Site, Hawaii
redesignated from Honouliuli National Monument

P.L. 116-9

No

Dan Smith (Deputy Director)

March 12, 2019

Tule Lake National Monument, California
redesignated from World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument

P.L. 116-9

No

Dan Smith (Deputy Director)

March 12, 2019

Pearl Harbor National Memorial, Hawaii
redesignated from World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument

P.L. 116-9

No

Dan Smith (Deputy Director)

March 12, 2019

Golden Spike National Historical Park, Utah
redesignated from Golden Spike National Historic Site

P.L. 116-9

No

Dan Smith (Deputy Director)

March 12, 2019

Reconstruction Era National Historical Park, South Carolina
redesignated from Reconstruction Era National Monument

P.L. 116-9

No

Dan Smith (Deputy Director)

March 12, 2019

Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie National Historical Park, South Carolina
redesignated from Fort Sumter National Monument

P.L. 116-9

No

Dan Smith (Deputy Director)

March 12, 2019

Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park, New Hampshire
redesignated from Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site

P.L. 116-9

No

Dan Smith (Deputy Director)

March 12, 2019

Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park, Georgia
redesignated from Ocmulgee National Monument

P.L. 116-9

No

Dan Smith (Deputy Director)

February 15, 2019

Indiana Dunes National Park, Indiana
redesignated from Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

P.L. 166-6

No

Dan Smith (Deputy Director)

October 26, 2018

Camp Nelson National Monument, Kentucky

Proclamation 9811

Yes

Dan Smith (Deputy Director)

February 22, 2018

Gateway Arch National Park, Missouri
redesignated from Jefferson Expansion Memorial

S. 1438

No

Dan Smith (Deputy Director)

January 8, 2018

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park, Georgia
redesignated from a national historic site

P.L. 115-108

No

Dan Smith (Deputy Director)

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

Michael 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 National 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 Railroad 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 8894

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, Massachusetts
redesignated from Longfellow 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
redesignated from Edison National Historic Site

P.L. 111-11

No

Dan Wenk (Acting)

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
redesignated 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. 106-530

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
redesignated 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 Recreation Area, Washington
redesignated 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. 103-433

No

Roger Kennedy

October 14, 1994

Saguaro National Park, Arizona
incorporated Saguaro National Monument

P.L. 103-364

No

Roger Kennedy

Last updated: January 21, 2021