Spread the Word
Help us spread the word about the economic benefits of local parks in your community! Below you will find talking points and a press release template that you can share with your local media contacts. You can also download customized flyers with your state’s economic impact numbers by clicking on your state in the map above.
About the Study
In 2015, NRPA joined forces with the Center for Regional Analysis at George Mason University to estimate the impact of spending by local park and recreation agencies on the U.S. economy. Until then, there had been no national study to estimate the economic contribution of the thousands of local park and recreation agencies throughout the nation to the U.S. economy. Read a more thorough, technical discussion of the study here.
NRPA and the Center for Regional Analysis joined forces again in 2018 to update the landmark 2015 study. Both the 2015 and 2018 studies focused exclusively on the direct, indirect and induced effects local park and recreation agencies’ spending has on economic activity, with analysis based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Read a more thorough, technical discussion of the study here.