Community Assistance

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.

Hiker on the New England National Scenic Trail

Where We Work

Explore community assistance projects across the country.

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Contact Us

Contact us to discuss how we can help you with conservation and outdoor recreation in your community.

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Get Assistance Today!

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

Last updated: December 7, 2017