Padre Island National Seashore

Padre Island National Seashore

Working with Texas

By The Numbers

Almost every American city and town claims a little bit of the National Park Service. Communities invite us to help them. Together we build trails and playgrounds, return historic buildings to productive use, revitalize neighborhoods, expand affordable housing, protect watersheds, recognize and promote local history, and introduce the next generation to stewardship opportunities. When we combine our expertise and resources we can accomplish great things.

  • 14 National Parks
  • 5,569,993 Visitors to National Parks
  • $447,500,000 Economic Benefit from National Park Tourism
  • $2,028,627,321 of Rehabilitation Projects Stimulated by Tax Incentives (since 1995)
  • $190,340,311 of Land & Water Conservation Fund Appropriated for Projects (since 1965)
  • $50,654,203 in Historic Preservation Grants (since 1969)
  • 75 Certified Local Governments
  • 158 Community Conservation and Recreation Projects (since 1987)
  • 8,957 Acres Transferred by Federal Lands to Parks for Local Parks & Recreation (since 1948)
  • 117,078 Hours Donated by Volunteers
  • 1 Wild & Scenic Rivers Managed by NPS
  • 1 National Trails Managed by NPS
  • 3,331 National Register of Historic Places Listings
  • 47 National Historic Landmarks
  • 20 National Natural Landmarks
  • 1 World Heritage Sites
  • 1,116 Places Recorded by Heritage Documentation Programs
  • 4,847,834 Objects in National Park Museum Collections
  • 3,858 Archeological Sites in National Parks
  • 25 Threatened & Endangered Species in National Parks
  • 5 Teaching with Historic Places Lesson Plans
  • 11 Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itineraries

These numbers are just a sample of the National Park Service's work. Figures are for the fiscal year that ended 9/30/2018.

The National Park Service cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage