Our Partnership with the National Park Service

The National Park Service (NPS) owns the site and maintains an active role in its redevelopment. The NPS provides basic utility rehabilitation such as water, sewer and electric systems, and also oversees site and utility maintenance, design approvals, and leasing and site management activities. Highlands Center Inc. is a partner of the National Park Service, having been selected by the NPS to serve as the Fundraising and Management Partner for the Highlands Center at Cape Cod National Seashore. HCI and NPS work in collaboration to achieve progress, and a growing role for HCI is anticipated. The following text briefly describes the role of the NPS, taken from the "Highlands Center at Cape Cod National Seashore: Request for Proposals for Program Partners and Request for Qualifications for a Management Partner" (2003).

"The National Park Service has taken the leadership to launch the Highlands Center at Cape Cod National Seashore. NPS will remain as the owner of the property and will be ultimately responsible and accountable for the activities and leases. NPS will be responsible for initial site maintenance and supervision with the Management Partner and Program Partner responsible for their individual buildings and operations. This endeavor will be a collaboration between the NPS, the Management Partner, and the participating Program Partners. The NPS has authority for final decisions, working in full collaboration with the Management Partner, about Program Partners, and lease rates and terms into the future."

For more information, please contact the Superintendent of Cape Cod National Seashore or the NPS Highlands Center Project Manager.

Contact Us:

Lauren McKean
NPS Highlands Center Project Manager
99 Marconi Site Road
Wellfleet, MA 02667

Office: 508.957.0731
Fax: 508.349.9052
Email: Highlands_Center@nps.gov
George E. Price, Jr., Superintendent
Cape Cod National Seashore
99 Marconi Site Road
Wellfleet, MA 02667

Park Headquarters: (508) 771-2144
Fax: (508) 349-9052
Email: CACO_Superintendent@nps.gov