Have an idea for a trail, river, or park in your community? The National Park Service can help!

The National Park Service Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance program supports community-led natural resource conservation and outdoor recreation projects across the nation.

Our national network of conservation and recreation planning professionals partners with community groups, nonprofits, tribes, and state and local governments to design trails and parks, conserve and improve access to rivers, protect special places, and create recreation opportunities.

Contact us. Together, we help you get your conservation and outdoor recreation ideas on the ground.

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Check out our application and contact a staff member near you to learn more.

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Community Projects

Check out how the National Park Service helps you with conservation and outdoor recreation in your community.

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Watch and learn about how the National Park Service helps communities all over the country.