For some pretty amazing insights into how to successfully fund park recreation projects, check out this presentation by Rocky Houston with the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.
Learn about the model consumption tax recently passed to support nutrition, physical activity in schools as well as other health and disease prevention efforts.
National Recreation and Park Association
An Evidenced-Based Approach
A Public Health Perspective
The Economics of American Trails
Coalition for a Liveable Future
On August 5, 2014 voters in the City of Seattle approved Proposition 1 which created the Seattle Park District. The Park District will provide sustainable funding for Seattle Parks and Recreation, ensuring that programs and facilities continue serving the people of Seattle - a wonderful legacy has been established. Check out the City Council proposal here:
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