The Roosevelt Campobello International Park is administered by a commission created under an international treaty signed by Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson and President Lyndon B. Johnson on January 22, 1964. Comprised of six members and six alternate members, the Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission has equal representation from Canada and the United States. On the recommendation of the Secretary of State for External Affairs and International Trade Canada, the Governor General in Council appoints three Canadian commission members and three alternates. Three U.S. commission members and three alternates are appointed by the President of the United States.
Under the international treaty, the Commission was charged to take the necessary measures to restore the Roosevelt home as closely as possible to its condition when it was occupied by President Roosevelt, and to administer, as a memorial, the Roosevelt Campobello International Park. The treaty specifies that the two countries share equally in the costs of development, operation, and maintenance of the Park. Canadian budget approval lies with Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Canada. In the United States, budget approval lies with the Office of Management and Budget and the U.S. Congress.
Day-to-day management of the park is the responsibility of a superintendent, appointed by the Park Commission.
In a manner symbolic of President Roosevelt's devotion to positive international relations, Canada and the United States came together to create this memorial to a U.S. President in Canada. It is the only park in the world owned by the peoples of two countries and administered by a joint commission in their name. Please come visit us. You won't be disappointed.
In 1980, the Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission adopted a logo based on President Roosevelt's original design for his matchbook covers. The letters "FDR" form a sailboat, representative of his favorite pastime. The Commission added a star over the bow and a maple leaf over the stern. These additions signify participation by Canada and the United States in the joint operation of the Park.