Washington: Why We Need to Fix Our Parks

National Park Service sites in the state have almost $428 million in deferred maintenance

Washington: Why We Need to Fix Our Parks

The Backlog Challenge

The National Park Service (NPS) is over 100 years old, and the infrastructure and facilities at the more than 400 sites it manages nationwide are aging. Add wear and tear from visitors and inconsistent annual funding, and the Park Service can’t keep pace with needed repairs. NPS’ maintenance backlog has grown to an estimated $12 billion, and almost half of that is for highest-priority assets.

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Why We Need to Fix Our Parks

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The National Park Service (NPS) is over 100 years old, and the infrastructure and facilities at the more than 400 sites it manages nationwide are aging. Add wear and tear from visitors and inconsistent annual funding, and the Park Service can’t keep pace with needed repairs. NPS’s maintenance backlog has grown to an estimated $12 billion, and nearly half of that is for highest-priority assets.

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