Parks and recreation encourage more healthy and vibrant communities; they also benefit the local economy. People across the nation want their local government to make infrastructure improvements in their community, including at their local parks and trails. Ninety-four percent of adults recognize the economic importance of their local government investing in parks, trails, roads and schools. More than three in four adults say these are extremely or very important investments.

Key Findings

  • Ninety-four percent of adults agree on the importance of their local government investing in infrastructure improvements that promote economic activity in their community
  • Seventy-eight percent of adults are in strong favor of their local government investing in infrastructure improvements that promote economic activity in their community
  • More than nine in 10 adults from every major demographic group want their local government investing in infrastructure improvements that promote economic activity in their community

 

Park Pulse Infographic: Economic Benefits Found in Park and Recreation Investments

 

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