Few Americans associate our beloved national parks with cities. In fact, urban areas are home to some of our greatest national treasures. National parks such as Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Golden Gate National Recreation Area in San Francisco, and the Statue of Liberty in New York City are windows into our past, telling our shared story, are homes to some of our rarest plants and animal species, and are places where every American can go to find inspiration, peace, and open space.

With an estimated 85% of Americans expected to be living in urban areas by the year 2030, it is even more important than ever to better connect people to urban national parks in their own backyards. These parks are unique in their own right, and serve as gateways to our larger iconic national parks like Yosemite and Yellowstone.  Our urban national parks may provide many Americans with their first or only national park experience. Now more than ever, we must educate and engage, and welcome younger, more diverse visitors to these important places so that we can inspire the next generation of national park stewards.

Get involved in park projects, micro-funded by people just like you, who are rallying their friends and neighbors to become stewards for our urban national parks. Find a project near you, or support another in one of your favorite urban national parks, and become a micro-funding leader!