Civ 6 National Park – What’s It for and How do I Make One?

What is the point of a National Park in Civ 6?

  • It provides tourism equal to the appeal of the tiles included in it, and thus can be an important part of a strategy pursuing a Cultural Victory.
  • It provides 2 Amenities to the City that owns it.
  • It provides 1 Amenity to the four closest cities in your empire.
  • Tiles within the Park can still be worked and thus continues to benefit your Civ through additional yields.

Last Updated: October 2021

How do I build a National Park in Civ 6?

In order to build a National Park in Civ 6, you must first unlock Conservation, which is a modern era Civic.

Once this is done, you can build a Naturalist (or Mountie if you are playing as Canada), and the Naturalist can convert a tile to a National Park. They can also be purchased by faith.

How does a Naturalist work in Civ 6?

The only function of a Naturalist in Civ 6 is to build a National Park. It is a single-use unit and has no other abilities. It can be purchased with Faith.

Civ 6 Naturalist

Where do I build a National Park in Civ 6?

The best place to build a National Park is near a Natural Wonder. However, it can also be built in an area where you own 4 tiles in a vertical diamond shape. Further, there needs to be a minimum Appeal of Charming (provided by mountains, coasts or woods).

Civ 6 National Park

Is it worth building a National Park in Civ 6?

In most cases, no. National Parks are great if you are pursuing a Cultural Victory as it can produce a strong amount of Tourism. However, if you are not pursuing a Cultural Victory, you are better off using you faith for something that can contribute to your particular victory objectives.

Having said that, a Cultural Victory can be particularly interesting if you are playing Civilization: Gathering Storm, which introduced a feature called Cultural Dominance. Meaning, if you are far ahead of your opposition, you can obtain significant gold benefits (international trade routes provide +4 gold), spy completion rates (50% faster), and more loyalty pressure on neighboring cities (additional 25%).

For more questions, check out our FAQ section about Civilization 6!


About James Sterling

James Sterling received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Southern California (USC). His Bachelor of Science was completed in Computer Science (Games) and his Master of Science was completed in Game Development. James spends his free time contributing on popular forums such as Tom's Hardware and AnandTech while hanging out with his cat Jonathan. Humorously, his favorite youtube channel is Jimquisition by Jim Sterling.

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