To read this document, sign up for free access to our entire library

By joining the ChangeLab Solutions community, you'll get access to all our law & policy resources. And we'll notify you when we release a new tool related to your sector or area of interest.

Funding Complete Parks

Strategies for local public agencies in California

Healthy Neighborhoods

ChangeLab Solutions developed this white paper, Local Agency Strategies for Funding the Development and Maintenance of Parks and Recreation Facilities in California, to provide details on the most promising mechanisms and tools for funding a complete parks system.

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.

Its companion product, the Complete Parks Playbook provides an overview of the seven elements of a complete parks system.