386 - 'Making Dollars and Sense' the Benefits of Parks & Recreation

Thursday, September 28
3:15 PM–4:30 PM

Location: Room RO1

Days: Thursday, 28 September
NRPA Three Pillars: Social Equity
Track: Leadership & Management
Session Type: Education Session

We all know that parks, recreation, beaches and open space opportunities have multiple benefits that enhance the quality of life in our communities. But a thriving parks and recreation system can be more than fun and games. It can also be measured in dollars and cents. Savvy community planners are recognizing the positive impact that parks and recreation has on a community's economic health and fiscal wellbeing.

CEU Credits: 0.1

Learning Outcomes:
Recognize and articulate the benefits parks, recreation, beaches, open spaces and trails bring to local communities.
Provide data and sources to demonstrate how parks, recreation, beaches, open spaces and trails contribute to the economic health and fiscal wellbeing of our communities.
Provide specific example from around the country that demonstrate how parks, recreation, beaches, open spaces and trails have contributed to the economic health and fiscal wellbeing of communities

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