Reconomics 101: Local Parks Yield Big Returns

Local parks and recreation are critical for establishing and maintaining the quality of life in our communities, ensuring the health of our families and youth, and contributing to our overall economic and environmental well-being. They improve our physical and psychological health, strengthen our communities, and make our counties and neighborhoods more attractive places to live, work, and play.

At this year’s MACo Winter Conference, you can learn about how local parks and recreation are contributing to the overall well-being of our communities through innovative programs and services.

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Title: Reconomics 101: Local Parks Yield Big Returns

Description: Local parks and recreation services offer countless value to our residents and counties. Along with offering numerous leisure amenities, parks and recreation departments can also provide measurable health benefits, from providing direct contact with nature and a cleaner environment, to opportunities for physical activity and social interaction. Furthermore, by removing physical, financial, transportation, and awareness barriers, local parks and recreation departments ensure everyone has access to programs designed to promote community-building and personal well-being. In this session, learn about innovative programs and services being offered by local parks and recreation.

Date/Time: Wednesday, December 7, 2016; 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The MACo Winter Conference will be held December  7-9, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Hotel in Cambridge, Maryland. This year the conference’s theme is “An Ounce of Prevention.”

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