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Parks and Recreation Boosting Local Economic Growth

2012-12-01, Department, by Erika Lehmann

Swamp Rabbit Trail in Greenville, South Carolina.What do park and recreation agencies, community health, and economic development all have in common? Everything—according to park and recreation staff in Montgomery, Alabama; Jackson, Tennessee; and Greenville, South Carolina. Park and recreation agencies have always sought to improve health, providing access to exercise facilities; parks and trails for sports, running, biking, and ....

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