The Alabama Recreation & Parks Association represents over 800 professionals delivering Park, Recreation, and Therapeutic Recreation services in local, county, state, school district, private and agency settings. The benefits of Parks and Recreation are endless, serving individuals, our communities, our environment and our economy.
The Benefits are Endless…
And we can prove it!
Benefits to the Economy
Community tourism and special events
Property value benefits
Increased business opportunities
- Benefits to the Individual
Personal growth and development
Social and cultural benefits
- Benefits to the Environment
The environmental and economic benefits of urban trees and forest have significant impact on increased real estate values, energy savings, improved air quality and storm water management.
Sport fishing activities alone account for between $1 and $2 billion in Alabama's economic gain.
- Benefits to the Community
Decreased crime rates
Produces pride in the community through social interactions and community projects
Enhanced Quality of Life!