Posts Tagged ‘ Value of Parks and Recreation ’

How Cities Use Parks for Economic Development

September 30, 2012
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How Cities Use Parks for Economic Development

Long time Pittsboro Parks Blog readers know that the relationship between Parks and Economic Development is one of my favorite topics. I was recently inspired by a recent planning conference to revisit material produced by the American Planning Associa...

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Former Governor Hunt on the value of Parks

August 21, 2012
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I just happened to catch this segment Wilderness Next Door, an episode of the excellent UNCTV series Exploring North Carolina.  This was episode 607 described as follows:"State and national parks are important to North Carolina and the qualit...

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Wise Musings of a London 3rd Grader

January 14, 2011
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Wise Musings of a London 3rd Grader

The Place To Be When You’re Lonely Parks are delightful places They have the sweet smells Of laughter, joy, and happiness The grass as green as anything Trees as big as mountains Oh, this place to be when you’re lonely...

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Huge Returns on Bicycle Facility Investments

November 3, 2010
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Huge Returns on Bicycle Facility Investments

Bottom line:  A 6.7 million dollar one time investment continues to yield an estimated 60 million dollar annual return.  Economic Impact of Investing in Bicycle Facilities: A Case Study In the summer of 2003, the North Carolina Department of ...

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Parks for Crime Prevention

October 18, 2010
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Parks for Crime Prevention

Did you know that it costs taxpayers $262 per day to incarcerate one juvenile in North Carolina? That's $95,635 per year. Alternatively this could fund scholarships for:Swimming Lessons for every student at Pittsboro Elementary School - a series o...

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Can Parks Pay For Themselves?

July 23, 2010
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Can Parks Pay For Themselves?

Well, yes. They can. And quite easily. Recently, I ran across a great article (http://www.collectiveroots.org/benefits_of_parks) describing the economic, social and health benefits of parks. I'd encourage anyone interested in the topic to read it. ...

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The Value of Parks & Recreation – Kirschman

July 15, 2010
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The Value of Parks & Recreation – Kirschman

A while back I invited Michael Kirschman from Mecklenburg County Parks & Recreation speak about the True Value of Parks & Recreation. Michael gives this presentation to packed crowds at conferences around the country so we were very lucky to h...

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