Funding Complete Parks

Funding Complete Parks

Strategies for local public agencies in California

California municipalities and other local public agencies (such as special districts) have a variety of options and strategies available for funding both the acquisition of new park facilities and the continued operation and maintenance of existing facilities and recreational programs. Such facilities may include neighborhood and citywide parks, regional parks operated by park districts, sports fields, community centers, and even large sports complexes.

This white paper, Local Agency Strategies for Funding the Development and Maintenance of Parks and Recreation Facilities in California, provides details on the most promising mechanisms and tools for funding a complete parks system. Its companion product, the Complete Parks Playbook provides an overview of the seven elements of a complete parks system.

For other strategies to help residents be more physically active, check out our resources for creating active, accessible communities and our shared use publications.