Lincoln Memorial

Lincoln Memorial

Working with District of Columbia

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.

  • 25 National Parks
  • 40,987,596 Visitors to National Parks
  • $833,400,000 Economic Benefit from National Park Tourism
  • $1,070,608,370 of Rehabilitation Projects Stimulated by Tax Incentives (since 1995)
  • $15,047,435 of Land & Water Conservation Fund Appropriated for Projects (since 1965)
  • $30,632,796 in Historic Preservation Grants (since 1969)
  • 58 Community Conservation and Recreation Projects (since 1987)
  • 302,084 Hours Donated by Volunteers
  • 4 National Trails Managed by NPS
  • 628 National Register of Historic Places Listings
  • 74 National Historic Landmarks
  • 1,106 Places Recorded by Heritage Documentation Programs
  • 4,886,292 Objects in National Park Museum Collections
  • 138 Archeological Sites in National Parks
  • 4 Threatened & Endangered Species in National Parks
  • 14 Teaching with Historic Places Lesson Plans
  • 9 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