BRAC


The National Park Service's Federal Lands to Parks program helps communities to convert former military bases, closed under Base Realignment and Closure Acts (BRAC), for public parks and recreation areas. These public parks help revitalize communities impacted by the closure of the military bases, providing close to home recreation, protecting natural and cultural resources, and potentially attracting businesses and increasing property values.

The Federal Lands to Parks program assists in planning and negotiating reuse of appropriate lands and facilities for recreational areas. States and communities may apply to the program to acquire lands and facilities. Upon approval by the National Park Service and the military service, the Federal Lands to Parks program transfers this land to the community, most at no cost, for use in perpetuity for public parks and recreation.

The National Park Service has helped 92 communities in 27 states, Puerto Rico and Guam, to gain former military base properties closed under BRAC laws, resulting in over 18,448 acres of land for new public parks and recreational areas.

Please contact Federal Lands to Parks regional program coordinators for additional information about current military base closure properties that are in process or of interest.

The list of properties that NPS transferred from former military bases closed under BRAC, to states and communities for parks and recreation areas, follows. You may also select a particular state from the Index below. (No park name listed? Feel free to email us with the information.)

Military Base (BRAC) Land Transfers - State Index Navigation

Alabama

Park Name Base Name Recipient Acres Agency Deed Date
Kymulga Grist Mill Park Alabama Army Ammunition Plant City of Childersburg 78.65 Army 17-May-1989
Tuskegee Recreation Center Cleveland Leigh Abbott U.S. Army Reserve Center City of Tuskegee 5.69 Army 13-Apr-2002
TOP Trails Park Coosa River Annex Public Park Authority, Lincoln & Talladega 2,832.40 Army 15-Sep-2003
McClellan Park Fort McClellan City of Anniston 129.88 Army 11-Apr-2003
Screws Park William P. Screws U.S. Army Reserve Center City of Montgomery 4.80 Army 15-Jun-2003

Arkansas

Park Name Base Name Recipient Acres Agency Deed Date
Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center Fort Chaffee Military Reservation Arkansas Game and Fish Commission 86.05 Army 3/18/2002
Ben Geren Regional Park Fort Chaffee Military Reservation Sebastian County 494.32 Army 3/18/2002

California


Park Name Base Name Recipient Acres Agency Deed Date
Veteran's Park Castle Air Force Base City of Atwater 18.28 Air Force 17-Jan-2007
South Hamilton Park, Pool and Amphitheater Defense Housing Facility- Hamilton Army Air Field City of Novato 15.78 Navy 10-Feb-2003
Desiderio Park Desiderio Hall U.S. Army Reserve Center City of Pasadena 3.89 Army 15-Jun-2015
Marina Equestrian Center Fort Ord City of Marina 27.24 Army 13-Apr-1998
Fort Ord Dunes State Park Fort Ord California Department of Parks & Recreation 979.46 Army 10-Dec-2008
Marina Sports & Tennis Center Fort Ord City of Marina 24.74 Army 30-Apr-1998
March Park March Air Force Base Moreno Valley Community Services District 94.00 Air Force 16-Apr-2008
Sweet Shade Park Marine Corps Air Station City of Irvine 7.90 Navy 02-Apr-2003
Orange County Great Park Marine Corps Air Station El Toro City of Irvine 1.60 Navy 16-May-2004
Mather Sports Complex Mather Air Force Base Cordova Recreation and Park District 29.39 Air Force 01-Sep-1994
Capehart Youth Center McClellan Air Force Base North Highland Park and Recreation District 6.42 Air Force 02-Dec-2002
McClellan River Dock Annex McClellan Air Force Base City of Sacramento 1.65 Air Force 30-Sep-2005
Estuary Park Naval Air Station - Alameda City of Alameda 7.67 Navy 15-Jun-2015
Galaxy Recreation/ Community Center Norton Air Force Base City of San Bernardino 7.45 Air Force 20-Jan-1995
Highland Center Park Norton Air Force Base City of Highland 15.00 Air Force 26-Nov-1996
NTC Waterfront Park San Diego Naval Training Center City of San Diego 49.00 Navy 26-Jul-2001

Colorado

Park Name Base Name Recipient Acres Agency Deed Date
Lowry Community Park Lowry Air Force Base (Parcel V) City of Aurora 33.00 Air Force 24-May-1999
Lowry Park & Gymnasium Lowry Air Force Base (Parcels T, U, & X) City/County of Denver 98.50 Air Force 02-Dec-1999
Montclair Community Center Lowry Air Force Base (craft center) City/County Denver 1.60 Air Force 14-Jan-2002
Fitzsimons Swimming Pool U.S. Army Garrison, Fitzsimons City of Aurora 2.29 Army 24-May-1999
Generals Park U.S. Army Garrison, Fitzsimons, Parcel 10 City of Aurora 8.29 Army 02-Apr-2002

Connecticut

Park Name Base Name Recipient Acres Agency Deed Date
Fort Trumbull State Park Naval Undersea Warfare Center Connecticut Department of Environmental Management 15.86 Navy 06-Jun-2002

Florida

Park Name Base Name Recipient Acres Agency Deed Date
Cape St. George State Reserve Cape St. George State of Florida Board of Trustees 6.42 Army 04-Nov-1993
Homestead Air Reserve Park Homestead Air Force Base Miami-Dade County 212.73 Air Force 24-Jun-1998
Fort Zachary Taylor State Historic Site Naval Air Station - Key West State of Florida 1.21 Navy 29-Aug-2005
Hawk Missile Site Naval Air Station Key West (Phase-1) City of Key West 43.7 Navy 18-Mar-2002
Fran Ford White Crown Pigeon Preserve Naval Air Station Key West (Phase-1) City of Key West 16.5 Navy 18-Mar-2002
Poinciana Pond Naval Air Station Key West (Phase-1) City of Key West 3.2 Navy 18-Mar-2002
Veterans Park Naval Air Station Cecil Field (Phase-3) Clay County 641.68 Navy 24-Mar-2000
Taye Brown Regional Park Naval Air Station Cecil Field (Phase-1) City of Jacksonville 2,016.59 Navy 05-Feb-2002
Taye Brown Regional Park Naval Air Station Cecil Field Site 15 City of Jacksonville 161.25 Navy 12-Aug-2016
Taye Brown Regional Park Naval Air Station Cecil Field (Phase-2) City of Jacksonville 12.61 Navy 1-Jul-2004
Area C Mountain Bike Park/Lake Druid Park Naval Training Center City of Orlando 6.63 Navy 02-Aug-2011
Southport Park Naval Training Center City of Orlando 67.96 Navy 24-Mar-2000
Area C Mountain Bike Park/Lake Druid Park Naval Training Center Orlando - Area C City of Orlando 19.73 Navy 22-Jan-2009

Guam

Park Name Base Name Recipient Acres Agency Deed Date
Tijan Park Territorial Recreation Area Naval Air Station Agana Territory of Guam 43.41 Navy 28-Sep-2000

Illinois

Park Name Base Name Recipient Acres Agency Deed Date
Heritage Lake Chanute Air Force Base Village of Rantoul 37.35 Air Force 29-Mar-2011
Chanute Air Force Base Village of Rantoul 21.92 Air Force 21-Sep-1999
Vernon Hill Athletic Complex Libertyville Training Site Village of Vernon Hills 2.76 Navy 16-Sep-2003
Vernon Hill Athletic Complex Libertyville Training Site Village of Vernon Hills 38.28 Navy 07-Aug-2001
Vernon Hill Athletic Complex Libertyville Training Site Village of Vernon Hills 5.62 Navy 13-Sep-2003
Primm's Pond Savanna Army Ammunition Plant Illinois Department of Natural Resources 182.94 Army 27-Feb-2006







Indiana

Park Name Base Name Recipient Acres Agency Deed Date
Fort Benjamin Harrison State Park Fort Benjamin Harrison State of Indiana 229.76 Army 23-Dec-1995
Fort Benjamin Harrison State Park Fort Benjamin Harrison State of Indiana 1,393.27 Army 29-Mar-2011
Eugene Burns Park Fort Benjamin Harrison City of Lawrence 7.81 Army 12-Jan-2017
Charlestown State Park Indiana Army Ammunition Plant State Department of Natural Resources 858.63 Army 06-Dec-1993
Krueger Lake County Park Jefferson Proving Ground Jefferson County 221.01 Army 08-Sep-1999
Western Wooded Parcel Jefferson Proving Ground Jefferson County 403.05 Army 30-Dec-2004






Kentucky

Park Name Base Name Recipient Acres Agency Deed Date
Paducah Community Recreation Center Paducah Memorial U.S. Army Reserve Center City of Paducah 3.61 Army 28-Feb-2012

Maine

Park Name Base Name Recipient Acres Agency Deed Date
Perkins Farm Hiking Trail/Parking NAS Brunswick/ Sabino Hill Rake Station Town of Phippsburg 0.23 Navy 14-Sep-2011
Naval Air Station Brunswick Town of Brunswick 4.63 Navy 27-Jul-2016
Naval Air Station Brunswick Town of Brunswick 537.83 Navy 28-Oct-2014
Naval Air Station Brunswick Town of Brunswick 71.37 Navy 19-Jan-2016
Naval Air Station Brunswick Town of Brunswick 68.02 Navy 31-Mar-2016
Radio Transmitter Site Naval Air Station Brunswick Town of Brunswick 14.97 Navy 28-Oct-2014

Maryland

Park Name Base Name Recipient Acres Agency Deed Date
Nike Missile Park,
Flower Hill Park
Gaithersburg Nike Control Site/Army Reserve
Center
Maryland National Capital Park & Planning
Commission
22.69 Army 03-Apr-
1997
Bay Head Park Naval Surface Warfare Center (Carderock Div) Anne Arundel County 23.90 Navy 27-Jun-2002

Massachusetts

Park Name Base Name Recipient Acres Agency Deed Date
Wompatuck State Park Hingham/Cohasset Army Reserve Center MA Dept. of Conservation and Recreation 125.00 Army 03-May-2004
South Weymouth Naval Air Station Town of Rockland 0.45 Navy 25-Jul-2017
Southfield South Weymouth Naval Air Station Southfield Redevelopment Authority 6.63 Navy 28-Nov-2016
Southfield South Weymouth Naval Air Station Southfield Redevelopment Authority 225.30 Navy 16-May-2003
Southfield South Weymouth Naval Air Station Southfield Redevelopment Authority 64.78 Navy 21-Aug-2018
South Weymouth Naval Air Station Town of Rockland 1.86 Navy 23-Jul-2004

Missouri

Park Name Base Name Recipient Acres Agency Deed Date
Marine Corps Support Activity Kansas City City of Belton 5.86 Navy 14-May-2013

New Jersey

Park Name Base Name Recipient Acres Agency Deed Date
Camp Evans - Fort Monmouth Wall Township 67.58 Army 10-Dec-2003
Camp Evans - Fort Monmouth Wall Township 76.08 Army 11-Jun-2003
Camp Kilmer Park Complex Camp Kilmer Township of Edison 5.60 Army 18-Oct-2006
Camp Kilmer Township of Edison 30.64 Army 30-Mar-2004
Camp Kilmer Park Complex Camp Kilmer-Sargent Joyce Kilmer Army Reserve Ctr Township of Edison 11.28 Army 07-Feb-2014
Camp Kilmer Park Complex Camp Kilmer-Sargent Joyce Kilmer Army Reserve Ctr Township of Edison 2.25 Army 15-Feb-2018

New York

Park Name Base Name Recipient Acres Agency Deed Date
Fort Totten Fort Totten City of New York 44.63 Army 30-Jul-04
North Amityville Community Center North Amityville Armed Forces Reserve Center Town of Babylon 6.00 Army 13-Feb-15
Plattsburgh Pedestrian & Bicycle Path Plattsburgh Air Force Base City of Plattsburgh 9.09 Air Force 05-Apr-05
Plattsburgh Pedestrian & Bicycle Path Plattsburgh Air Force Base City of Plattsburgh 31.57 Air Force 20-Apr-00

Ohio

Park Name Base Name Recipient Acres Agency Deed Date
Whitehall Memorial U.S. Army Reserve Center City of Whitehall 5.00 Army 09-May-2012

Pennsylvania

Park Name Base Name Recipient Acres Agency Deed Date
Collier Township Park Charles E. Kelly Support Facility Parcel A Collier Township 71.84 Army 14-Feb-2012
Kelly Park Charles E. Kelly Support Facility GATR/Sage Control Site Collier Township 12.25 Army 07-Dec-2000
James W. Reese Center James W. Reese U.S. Army Reserve Center Borough of Upland 5.02 Army 18-Apr-2013
Loyalsock Township Recreation Department and Community Center Lycoming Memorial U.S. Army Reserve Center Loyalsock Township 3.65 Army 2-Apr-2014
Northhampton Municipal Park Naval Air Warfare Center Northampton Township 39.00 Army/GSA 17-Dec-2002
Warminster Community Park Naval Air Warfare Center Warminster Township 242.94 Navy 22-Mar-2001
Northampton Municipal Park Naval Air Warfare Center Northampton Township 93.58 Navy 23-Dec-1998
Sandy Run Park Naval Air Warfare Center (Rock Quarry Parcel) Township of Springfield 14.33 Navy 04-Feb-1999
Northhampton Municipal Park Naval Air Warfare Center Northampton Northampton Township 2.00 Navy 30-Nov-2016
Tacony Access Area & Boat Launch Tacony Warehouse City of Philadelphia 0.81 Army 26-Sep-2002

Puerto Rico

Park Name Base Name Recipient Acres Agency Deed Date
Conservation Lands Roosevelt Roads Naval Air Station Commonwealth of Puerto Rico 67.42 Navy 04-Feb-2015
Conservation Lands Roosevelt Roads Naval Air Station Commonwealth of Puerto Rico 2,986.49 Navy 30-Nov-2016
Playa Los Machos Roosevelt Roads Naval Air Station Municipality of Ceiba 140.68 8 Navy 21-Feb-2008

Rhode Island

Park Name Base Name Recipient Acres Agency Deed Date
Calf Pasture Point Davisville Naval Construction Battalion Center Town of North Kingstown 189.00 Navy 17-Oct-2001
Allen Harbor Davisville NCBC (Phase 2)-Allen Harbor Landfill Town of North Kingstown 21.80 Navy 08-Jun-2004
Pvt. Lloyd S. Cooper ARC Recreation Center Pvt Lloyd S. Cooper U.S. Army Reserve Center City of Warwick 5.20 Army 15-Jul-2015
Quinta-Gamelin ARC Recreation Center Quinta-Gamelin U.S. Army Reserve Center Town of Bristol 5.30 Army 16-Dec-2013

South Carolina

Park Name Base Name Recipient Acres Agency Deed Date
Cooper River Marina Charleston Naval Shipyard/Station Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission 1.20 Navy 14-Jul-2005
Cooper River Marina Charleston Naval Shipyard/Station Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission 25.35 Navy 04-Dec-2000
Whispering Pines Golf Course, Grand Park Recreation Complex Myrtle Beach Air Force Base City of Myrtle Beach 292.65 Air Force 17-Aug-2001
Whispering Pines Golf Course, Grand Park Recreation Complex Myrtle Beach Air Force Base City of Myrtle Beach 18.33 Air Force 06-Feb-2006

Tennessee

Park Name Base Name Recipient Acres Agency Deed Date
Depot Golf Course Defense Distribution Depot City of Memphis 46.74 Army 06-Jan-2006

Texas

Park Name Base Name Recipient Acres Agency Deed Date
Muchert Center Jules E. Muchert Army Reserve Center City of Dallas 5.15 Army 09-Jan-2014
Armstrong Park Naval Air Station City of Duncanville 3.07 Navy 05-Nov-1998
Prairie Park Naval Air Station Dallas City of Grand Prairie 47.95 Navy 01-May-2002
Wichita Falls Recreation Center Wichita Falls Army Reserve Center City of Wichita Falls 2.80 Army 29-May-2018

Utah

Park Name Base Name Recipient Acres Agency Deed Date
Weber County Fairgroungs Expansion Area Ogden Defense Depot City of Ogden 25.08 Army 30-Sep-2003
Ogden Nature Center Ogden Defense Depot City of Ogden 25.09 Army 30-Sep-2003

Vermont

Park Name Base Name Recipient Acres Agency Deed Date
Main Office, Rutland Recreation & Parks Courcelle Brothers U.S. Army Reserve Center City of Rutland 5.45 Army 13-Feb-2014

Virginia

Park Name Base name Recipient Acres Agency Deed Date
Ben Brenman Park, Armistead Booth Park Cameron Station City of Alexandria 54.05 Army 03-Apr-1997
Turner Farm Park Defense Mapping Agency Nike Site, Herndon Fairfax County Park Authority 11.96 Army 31-Jul-1998
Driver Sports Park Naval Radio Transmitting Facility Driver City of Suffolk 247.67 Navy 27-Jun-2001
Driver Sports Park Naval Radio Transmitting Facility Driver-Parcel 2 City of Suffolk 136.57 Navy 14-Jul-2003
Recreation Center Naval Reserve Center City of Staunton 0.57 Navy 30-Sep-1997
Vint Hill Village Green and Community Center Vint Hill Farms Station Military Reservation Fauquier County 18.30 Army 29-Mar-2001

Washington

Park Name Base Name Recipient Acres Agency Deed Date
Warren G. Magnuson Park Sand Point Naval Station City of Seattle 93.10 Navy 17-Mar-1999
Warren G. Magnuson Park Sand Point Naval Station City of Seattle 8.24 Navy 12-Dec-2002
Warren G. Magnuson Park Sand Point Naval Station Puget Sound City of Seattle 1.53 Navy 29-Aug-2005

Last updated: February 11, 2019