Since 1916, the National Park Service has been entrusted with the care of our national parks. National Parks in New York City? Yes! There are 11 parks with a total of 23 different sites you can visit in all five boroughs and parts of New Jersey.
If you think the National Park Service is only about mountains, trees, and wide-open spaces, it's time to think again. Here in New York City, the National Park Service is also preserving America's heritage through scenic recreation areas, national monuments, and sites that commemorate important places and events in the story of America.
The Statue of Liberty, miles of beaches, relics from Revolutionary times, birdwatching, Ellis Island, historic forts, a crowded tenement, a wildlife refuge, the birthplace of the Bill of Rights, kayaking, fights for LGBT civil rights, a rediscovered African cemetery, a general's tomb. That's what 12 million visitors explore each year in 23 destinations and 11 parks within the National Parks of New York Harbor. Which is the park for you?