Two-thirds of U.S. adults want their local government to dedicate funds through revenues, taxes and levies that directly support parks and recreation. Dedicated park and recreation funding is essential to the parks, programs and services that help build healthy, strong and vibrant communities nationwide.

Key Findings

  • Sixty-six percent of U.S. adults say that they support their local government dedicating revenues, taxes and levies that specifically target park and recreation operations or expansion projects.
  • Nearly 80 percent of parents support an initiative by their local government to dedicate revenues, taxes and levies to park and recreation operations, making them more likely than non-parents (61 percent) and U.S. residents overall (66 percent) to feel this way.
  • Gen Xers (73 percent), Gen Zers (72 percent) and millennials (68 percent) are strong supporters of their local government dedicating different funding sources to target park and recreation operations or expansion projects.

Park Pulse Infographic: Strong Support for Park and Recreation Funding

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