Public Support for Dedicated Park and Recreation Funding Is Strong

September 24, 2020, Department, by The National Recreation and Park Association

2020 October Park Pulse Public Support Dedicated Park Recreation Funding 410

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Two-thirds (66 percent) of U.S. adults want their local government to dedicate funds through revenues, taxes and levies that directly support parks and recreation.

People across all generations support dedicated park and recreation funding.

  • Gen X – 73 percent
  • Mellennials – 68 percent
  • Gen Z – 72 percent
  • Baby Boomers – 59 percent

Parents (77 percent) are strong supporters of dedicated funding for local parks and recreation.

Each month, through a poll of 1,000 U.S. residents focused on park and recreation issues, NRPA Park Pulse helps tell the park and recreation story. Questions span from the serious to the more lighthearted. The survey was conducted by Wakefield Research.

Visit the NRPA Park Pulse webpage for more information.