Colorado Springs Parks and Recreation:

Economic Benefits of Parks Study Release

January 12, 2017

Best city park in the country (Garden of the Gods). 2nd most visited mountain in the world (Pikes Peak). Fifth-best place to live (U.S. News and World Report). We know parks are a key part of our region’s quality of life, but can those natural benefits be measured?

On January 12, More than 150 community members gathered for the release of the "Economic Benefits of Parks and Recreation" study conducted by The Trust for Public Land. The study illustrated that parks, trails, open spaces, and facilities are key economic drivers that contribute millions annually in benefits to Colorado Springs. The Heritage Series hosted the release in coordination with the City of Colorado Springs with a reception at the Penrose Heritage Museum.

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