Recreation Capacity

Research from the Benefits Hub

  • The Economic Impact of Local Parks
    2015 | USA
    • America’s local and regional public park agencies generated nearly $140 billion in economic activity and supported almost 1 million jobs from their operations and capital spending alone in 2013. 
  • The Economic Value of Quiet Recreation 
    2016 - USA

    Nonmotorized recreation on the public lands overseen by the Bureau of Land Management supports 25,000 jobs and generates $2.8 billion for the US economy. 

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Resources from the National Recreation Database

  • Recreation Infrastructure Reports

    Reports from provincial and territorial governments and professional associations regarding the status and future of municipal recreation infrastructure across Canada.
  • Active Canada 20/20: A Physical Activity Strategy and Change Agenda for Canada
    Active Canada 20/20 | 2015

    A clear vision and a change agenda to describe what Canada must do to increase physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviour, thereby reducing risk and achieving the many benefits of a society that is active and healthy. It demonstrates the actions that we must take to strengthen Canada, by making physical activity an important cultural trademark.

  • Volunteers, Community and Place
    University of Alberta | 2015

    A presentation based on a study by Dr. Tom Hinch, that will help event organizers and hosts increase recreation capacity, which is a key goal of the Framework for Recreation in Canada 2015 and the Active Alberta policy.

Find more resources related to recreation capacity by searching the National Recreation Database