Trends in State Funding of Parks & Recreation

August 1, 2011

Flying moneyAs part of the solution to close recent state budget gaps, lawmakers have reduced or eliminated general fund support for state parks and recreation departments. Park and recreation administrators have been required to make difficult decisions: cut operations, find alternative sources of revenue or do both. This report highlights selected instances since 2009 of changes to state funding of parks and recreation departments. 

 

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