Parks and Recreation Services

 

The Benefits of Local Recreation and Park Services

In a 1992 nationwide study conducted at Pennsylvania State University, researchers compiled a listing of the benefits of local recreation and park services as perceived by the American public. Participants in the study could be divided into two groups: users of local recreation and park services and non-users. Surprisingly, 71% of non-users said they received some benefit from their communities' parks and recreational services.

Benefits identified by non-users were as follows:

  • Availability
  • Keeping kids off the streets
  • Keeping kids occupied
  • Community awareness
  • Giving kids a place to go
  • Feeling good because of being there
  • Exercise, fitness & conditioning
  • Good for kids
  • Kids' enjoyment
  • Having a place to go

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