Spread the Word
Spread the word about the economic benefits of local parks in your community by state! Below you will find talking points to use when addressing local officials and others, a press release template that you can share with your local media contacts and customized state flyers highlighting the economic impact of local parks in your state.
The Economic Impact of Local Parks by State
About the Study
NRPA joined forces with the Center for Regional Analysis at George Mason University in 2015 to conduct the first nationwide study on the economic impact of local park and recreation agencies’ operations and capital spending. NRPA and the Center for Regional Analysis have partnered twice more to update that landmark 2015 research—in 2018 and 2020. Each of the studies focuses exclusively on the direct, indirect and induced effects local park and recreation agencies’ spending have on economic activity using U.S. Census Bureau data compiled for the analysis.