National Park Upgrades

WASHINGTON – The Interior Department said Wednesday it would spend a total of $256 million to repair “aging National Park Service infrastructure” and address longstanding maintenance backlogs that have plagued the park service for years.

The funding includes:

  • $37 million for California, the bulk going to Yosemite National Park;
  • $35 million for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina;
  • $33 million to stabilize the Ellis Island seawall in New York;
  • $21.3 million to restore the roof and portico of the Jefferson Monument in Washington;
  • $21.3 million to rehabilitate and retrofit the Mammoth Hotel in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.
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