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7.03 Leisure programs, services, and parks draw tourism and contribute to local economies. (recreation, sport, arts, culture, outdoor/environmental)

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  2. Blue Sky Green Space
    2011 - England

    The benefits of green space provide a very cost effective means of promoting health and well-being, as well as a mechanism for increasing community and citizen involvement in volunteering.

  3. Reconomics: The Economic Impact of Outdoor Recreation
    2014 - England

    Outdoor recreation in the United Kingdom drives the visitor economy, creates related jobs and skills, and contributes to tackling the health costs of physical inactivity.

  4. Non-Motorized Outdoor Recreation in British Columbia: Participation and Economic Contributions
    2014 - Canada

    Non-motorized outdoor recreationists contribute significantly to the economy of BC. A higher frequency of single-day trips where opportunities are more easily accessible indicates that the economic...

  5. The Social Benefits of Sport
    2013 - Scotland

    Sport improves physical and mental health and reduces health care costs. It also reduces anti-social behaviour.

  6. The contribution of the arts and culture to the national economy
    2013 - England

    The arts and culture sector provides significant economic benefits to GDP, economic turnover, return on investment, employment, and tourism.

  7. Teton-West Yellowstone Region Backcountry Winter Recreation Economic Impact Analysis
    2013 - USA

    Backcountry recreation by both residents and non-residents contributes direct economic benefits to the local economy through participation in recreation as well as through employee wages and tax...

  8. How Much Value Does the City of Philadelphia Receive from its Park and Recreation System?
    2008 - USA

    Philadelphia's parks and programs provide direct income to the city’s treasury, bolster the collective wealth of Philadelphians, provide direct savings to residents, and provide environmental...

  9. The Economic Impact of Alberta’s Winter Olympic Legacy Events
    2013 - Canada

    Province-wide impacts from 4 winter legacy events showed a net province-wide economic impact (value-added) of approximately $10.6 million and approximately 157 person-years of employment.

  10. 2011 World Allround Speed Skating Championship Event Economic Impact Report
    2013 - Canada

    The economic impact of the World Speed Skating Championship was approximately $1.21 million for the province of Alberta. with 17.5 person years of employment generated.

  11. National Parks, National Assets
    2013 - England

    England’s 10 national parks offer great economic benefits, contributing £6bn a year in added value to the UK – as much as the aerospace industry.

  12. Economic Benefits to Local Communities from National Park Visitation, 2011
    2013 - USA

    National Parks serve as powerful economic engines for local communities, supporting 252,000 jobs.

  13. The Economic Contributions of Outdoor Recreation: Technical Report on Methods and Findings
    2012 - USA

    In the U.S. outdoor recreation provides $646 billion in economic impacts and 6.1 million direct jobs every year (three times that of the oil and gas industry)

Leadership Provided By:

  • Leisure Information Network (LIN)
  • Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

On Behalf Of:

  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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