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Outdoor Recreation Most Commonly Planned in South

When it comes to outdoor recreation, 12.9% of respondents to the Industry Report survey with plans to make additions to their facilities said they were planning to add walking and hiking trails. Another 12.7% were planning fitness trails and outdoor exercise areas, 12.5% were planning bike trails, 12.2% were planning disc golf, 4.4% were planning campgrounds, and 3.3% were planning to add waterfronts or marinas.

State Recreation Economy Rankings Show Growth

ORR's new ranking of state outdoor recreation economies, based on new data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, identifies the top states in terms of overall size, top year-over-year growth, top growth since before the pandemic, and contribution to state GDP.

Staffing & Maintenance Are Top Concerns for Parks

More than six in 10 (60.1%) park respondents to the Industry Report survey said that staffing issues were a top concern for their facility in 2023, and 55% said equipment and facility maintenance were a top concern.

Evergreen Mini Golf Course Combines Fun With Environmental Education

Door County, Wis., a popular tourist destination, is home to several miniature golf courses, but the Evergreen Miniature Golf Course that opened there in the village of Fish Creek this year is a unique, 18-hole, completely ADA accessible mini golf course designed and constructed by Adventure Golf & Sports (AGS) using their eco-friendly Modular Advantage System.

Rally Supports 'Outdoors for All Act' on Congress' Steps

Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-Calif.-44) and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) co-hosted a press conference on the steps of the Capitol Building to highlight strong bipartisan support for the Outdoors for All Act, which increases investment in green spaces in under-resourced communities by codifying the Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership (ORLP) program into federal law.