National Park Deferred Maintenance Needs

National Park Deferred Maintenance Needs

Last Updated November 11, 2020

A data visualization from   A data visualization from The Pew Charitable Trusts

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* State share (not park total)

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Historic maintenance

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Transportation maintenance

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Historic maintenance

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Transportation maintenance

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National priority assets

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  • Highest level
    Most important assets
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  • High level
    Important assets
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  • Medium level
    Supporting assets
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  • Low level
    Lower-priority assets
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  • Lowest level
    Minimal investment
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Historic maintenance

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  • Historic
    National historic landmarks (NHL), National Register-listed (NRL), or National Register-eligible.
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  • Nonhistoric
    Assets that have not been evaluated, are not historic, or are noncontributing parts of an NHL/NRL district.
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Transportation maintenance

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  • Transportation
    Includes bridges, tunnels, paved parking areas, and paved roadways.
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  • Nontransportation
    Other assets.
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The National Park Service needs almost $12 billion to eliminate its backlog of deferred maintenance. The Pew Charitable Trusts' campaign to restore America's parks has created a series of case studies highlighting examples of repairs needed at our nation's treasures.