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A new report by The Trust for Public Land analyzes the public parkland in Los Angeles and documents a selection of the significant economic benefits that the park and recreation system provides to area residents and businesses.

This report analyzes the City of Plano’s parks, trails, recreation centers, and sports fields and documents a selection of the significant economic benefits that the park and recreation system provides to area residents.

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.

The Trust for Public Land conducted an economic analysis of the return on Alabama’s investment in land conservation through the Alabama Forever Wild Land Trust Program. As detailed in this report, we found that every public $1 invested in land conservation returned $5 in natural goods and services to the state. In addition, land conservation funded by Alabama supports key industries that depend on the availability of high-quality protected land and water.

The public park and recreation system in Colorado Springs provides substantial economic benefits to the community’s residents. Colorado Springs’ parks, trails, open spaces, and facilities are enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. These amenities are a fundamental component of the community and culture of Colorado Springs. The following study reveals just how much economic value these parks, trails, open spaces, and facilities contribute in economic benefits.

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