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The Johnson County Park & Recreation District (JCPRD) was established in 1955 and is the only special park district in Kansas. By providing park areas and access to an array of outdoor activities, JCPRD generates numerous economic benefits within the local community.

Based on in-depth surveys of park systems in the nation's 100 most populous cities, City Park Facts is the leading source of urban parks data. The annual report covers park acreage, spending, and accessibility as well as the number of specific types of parks in each city. This year’s City Park Facts also includes the percentage of residents within a half mile (10-minute walk) of a park for 10 additional cities, a metric generated by The Trust for Public Land’s ParkScore® analysis.

This study explores city park conservancies--private organizations that utilize donations to rebuild, refurbish, and even maintain some of their most iconic parks. The study uses examples and experiences from 41 organizations across the country that have a collective experience record of nearly 750 years.

This report provides a rich menu of options for continuing the growth and improvement in Memphis’ park and recreation system, with proposals ranging from relatively quick and inexpensive to long-term and structural.

From San Francisco's first public park, Portsmouth Square, to the unparalleled experience of Golden Gate Park, the city's vast legacy of diverse parks has great economic value: an impressive $959 million a year.

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