Management

The National Park Service was established to protect and help people experience America's special places and their stories. A lot of work goes on behind the scenes to make sure that park staff can focus on this important mission. The management of the National Park Service (NPS) and NPS programs is guided by and consistent with the Constitution, public laws, treaties, proclamations, Executive Orders, regulations, and directives of the Secretary of the Interior and the Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks. All NPS policy must be consistent with these higher authorities when establishing its own inter-agency policy.

In July of 1939, Congress enacted legislation to create the FDR Presidential Library and in the same resolution, referenced FDR’s intention to donate his home and a portion of the surrounding property to the Government (53 stat. 1062, 1065). Pursuant to that resolution, the home of President Roosevelt was designated by order of the Secretary of the Interior as a National Historic Site on January 15, 1944. The members of the Roosevelt family retained life interests in the home and the 33.23 acres included in the gift, but transferred the property to the United States in November 1945. The park officially opened to the public on April 12, 1946.

The Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site is jointly managed with Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site and Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, all located in Hyde Park, New York. Learn more about the park's regulations in the Superintendent's Compendium.


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Park Planning


 
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Foundation Document

Completed in 2017, this document provides the park with basic guidance for planning and management decisions. Core components of the foundation document include a brief description of the park as well as the park’s purpose, significance, fundamental resources and values, and interpretive themes. The foundation document also includes special mandates and administrative commitments, an assessment of planning and data needs that identifies planning issues, planning products to be developed, and the associated studies and data required for park planning. Along with the core components, the assessment provides a focus for park planning activities and establishes a baseline from which planning documents are developed. Access the park's Foundation Document.

 
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Foundation Document Overview

This abridged version of the Foundation Document gives an overview of the park's purpose, significance, fundamental resources and values, and interpretive themes. Access the park's Foundation Document Overview.

Last updated: February 4, 2021

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