Engineers Week

The National Park Service is proud to celebrate Engineers Week February 20-26, 2022. Connect with this year’s theme, “Reimagining the Possible”, by celebrating the engineers of the National Park Service some of their most incredible projects. See and experience many of these amazing engineering feats as you visit any of the more than 400 national parks across the country. Join the conversation on social media using #EngineersWeek and #FindYourPark or #EncuentraTuParque.

Reimagining the Possible

Arlington Memorial Bridge lit up at night
Arlington Memorial Bridge at night, Washington DC

Federal Highway Administration / Ben Dixon

Innovative ideas are at the heart of what engineers do. National Park Service engineers plan, design, construct, and maintain infrastructure in more than 400 national parks across the country while balancing preservation of the nation's natural and cultural heritage with visitor access and enjoyment. More than 300 million visitors each year can experience these special places in part through the pioneering innovation of engineers.

Engineers deliver technological innovation, turning imagination and fantasy into something that is tangible and improves our way of life. National parks are home to some of the most iconic engineering marvels—bridges, roadways, monuments, and visitor centers—in places that required inspiring creativity.

Experience the creativity and seemingly impossible engineering feats in our national parks while learning about history, enjoying nature, or improving your health and wellness while recreating in the great outdoors.

Engineer Profiles

Meet engineers in the National Park Service as they share their achievements, ongoing projects, and advice for anyone interested in designing their own career as an engineer.
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    Engineering in Action

    More than 400 national parks across the country are home to many engineering feats that inspire wonder and are iconic parts of a community. National Park Service engineers are involved in designing, constructing, and maintaining these special places for everyone to experience. Learn more about some recent and ongoing engineering projects in national parks.

    Overview of a giant metal arch structure in a city park next to a river

    Still A Modern Engineering Marvel

    After 55 years, the Gateway Arch still inspires wonder as it towers 630 feet above the Mississippi River and St. Louis skyline.

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      • Large construction equipment near and on a stone bridge

        Denver Service Center

        The Denver Service Center is the central planning, design, and construction management office of the National Park Service.

      • Bicyclist on a road near a geyser


        Roads, bridges, facilities, and other infrastructure connect more than 300 million people to visit national parks each year.

      • Ranger pilot in a cockpit

        National Park Service Careers

        With many different kinds of jobs across the country, where will a career with the National Park Service take you?

      Last updated: February 23, 2022