Let’s Restore America’s National Parks

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Let’s Restore America’s National Parks

America’s national parks are more popular than ever, but they’re facing serious challenges. Aging infrastructure and decades of underfunding have resulted in a backlog of maintenance repairs that is estimated at nearly $11.3 billion.

For more information on the deferred maintenance issues facing our national parks, visit: http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/projects/restore-americas-parks

Fact Sheet

Why We Need to Fix Our Parks, 2020

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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’ maintenance backlog has grown to an estimated $13.1 billion, and more than half of that is for highest-priority assets.