National Park Service – 100 Days, 107 Parks

In the Next 100 Days: Begin Work on Projects in 107 National Parks


Why? Recovery Act efforts will begin in parks across America, from Lake Mead and Yellowstone, to Yosemite and the Grand Canyon. The National Park Service projects will preserve and protect national icons and historic landscapes, improve energy efficiency and renewable energy use, and remediate abandoned mines. These projects will fall under six basic types of activities: construction, deferred maintenance, energy efficient equipment replacement, trails, abandoned mines, and road maintenance. Examples of each are as follows:

  • Construction projects will build, rehabilitate, or replace facilities to help preserve natural and cultural resources and ensure safe, fun, and educational experiences for visitors.
  • Deferred Maintenance projects will repair, rehabilitate, or maintain critical facilities to extend their useful life. The NPS will undertake major repair and rehabilitation work and will complete maintenance to improve facility conditions.
  • Energy efficient equipment replacement efforts will replace aging vehicles, heavy equipment, and HVAC systems with next generation energy efficient equipment. By reducing its fossil fuel consumption, the NPS will reduce its carbon footprint and fuel costs.18
  • Trails projects will complete work to restore trails for safer use and to extend the life of trails across the national park system.
  • The abandoned mine lands safety projects will remedy serious health and safety concerns at the sites. A consideration in choosing a particular remedy is the ability to provide continued use of the mine openings as wildlife habitat by maintaining access and airflow.
  • Road maintenance projects will preserve park roads and parkways and rehabilitate deteriorated road networks. The NPS is responsible for approximately 5,450 paved miles of public park roads, 6,544 miles of unpaved roads, the equivalent of 948 paved miles of parking areas, and 1,679 structures such as bridges, culverts, and tunnels.

Parks at which Recovery Act efforts will be underway

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Grand Portage North Cascades
Andersonville Grand Teton Ocmulgee
Andrew Johnson Great Smoky Mountains Olympic
Antietam Guadalupe Mountains Organ Pipe Cactus
Assateague Island Gulf Islands Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial
Aztec Ruins Hagerman Fossil Beds Petrified Forest
Biscayne Haleakalā Richmond
Blue Ridge Parkway Harpers Ferry Rock Creek Park
Boston Hawai’i Volcanoes Rocky Mountain
Cabrillo Herbert Hoover Russell Cave
Cane River Creole NHP and Heritage Area Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt Saguaro
Canyon de Chelly Hopewell Furnace Saint-Gaudens
Cape Cod Hubbell Trading Post Salt River Bay NHP & Ecological Preserve, St. Croix
Carl Sandburg Home Ice Age Trail San Antonio Missions
Catoctin Mountain Park Independence San Francisco Maritime
Channel Islands Jefferson National Expansion Memorial San Juan
Chattahoochee River Joshua Tree Santa Monica Mountains
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Kenai Fjords Saugus Iron Works
Chickamauga and Chattanooga Kings Mountain Sequoia and Kings Canyon
Chiricahua Lake Mead Shenandoah
Christiansted Lassen Volcanic Sitka
Cumberland Island Longfellow Steamtown
Death Valley Lowell Timucuan Ecological and Historic
Denali Maggie L. Walker Tuskegee Airmen
Dinosaur Manassas Tuskegee Institute
Dry Tortugas Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreation River
Fort Donelson Martin Luther King, Jr. Valley Forge
Fort McHenry NM and Historic Shrine Minidoka Internment, S. Central Vanderbilt Mansion
Fort Point Mojave Weir Farm
Fort Sumter Monocacy Whiskeytown Unit
George Washington Memorial Parkway Moores Creek Wrangell-St. Elias
Gettysburg Muir Woods Yellowstone
Glen Canyon Natchez Yosemite
Golden Gate Natchez Trace Parkway Yukon-Charley Rivers
Grand Canyon National Capital Parks – East Zion
Grand Canyon Parashant Ninety Six

DOI Recovery Investments by Bureau

Last Updated: February 02, 2012
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