REC REPORT FEATURES

July 2014

Our Great Parks Are Economic Engines

National park visitors contributed $26.5 billion to the nation's economy and supported almost 240,000 jobs in 2013, according to a peer-reviewed report released by the National Park Service.

National Park Service Grants to Support Outdoor Rec in Cities

National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis announced the availability of $3 million in grants from the Land and Water Conservation Fund for a new Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership program. These funds will help acquire and develop land for public parks and other outdoor recreation spaces in disadvantaged neighborhoods.