Helping Communities

The National Park Service works in almost every one of America's 3,141 counties offering advice, assistance, recognition, and even funding to help communities across the country preserve history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities.

We are honored to be invited into America's towns and cities to work with those who share our commitment to conservation, preservation, and recreation.

Bikers utilizing an urban bike trail.
Recreation and Conservation partnership programs preserve and enhance trails and open space that wind through and link our urban, suburban, and remote communities.

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Recreation and Conservation

National Park Service conservation and recreation programs provides assistance to communities as they enhance access to parks, trails, rivers, and other special places.
Visitors on a sightseeing tour along the Augusta Canal
Historic preservation partnerships insure our diverse heritage and historic treasures remain an integral and relevant part of our present.

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Historic Preservation

The National Park Service is part of a vast national preservation partnership that includes American Indian tribes, states, local governments, nonprofit organizations, historic property owners, and others who believe in the importance of our shared heritage - and its preservation.

The National Park Service provides planning support and grants to insure our diverse heritage and historic treasures remain an integral and relevant part of our present through a variety of historic preservation programs.

Last updated: April 27, 2018