National Park Service
Program Logo Page header photo.

about us

getting land

frequently asked

our projects
  exemplary parks

recent transfers

parks by state

military closures
/reuse (BRAC)


contact us

federal lands to parks home



Our Projects

Different types of land can be acquired through the Federal Lands to Parks Program. Communities throughout the nation and territories have obtained land through the program to establish or expand their public parks.

By participating in the Federal Lands to Parks Program, communities throughout the nation have:

  • Expanded park and recreational amenities to play sports, improve quality of life, help revitalization efforts and attract businesses
  • Protected open spaces, extended hiking trails, and opened boating and fishing access
  • Preserved historical and natural resources such as forts and lighthouses, shorelines and wildlife habitat
  • Converted abandoned military bases into widely-used productive recreational assets
  • Renewed a sense of community through community gardens, senior and cultural centers and other gathering places

Select from the following to see:



Challenge Cost Share Program | Federal Lands to Parks | Hydropower Relicensing Program
Land and Water Conservation Fund | Conservation and Outdoor Recreation | National Trails System
Partnership Wild and Scenic Rivers | Rivers and Trails Program | Urban Park and Recreation Recovery
Webmaster Last Modified 9-04-12 U.S. Department of the Interior FOIA Privacy Disclaimer

U.S. Department of the Interior National Park Service National Park Service