‘The Economic Benefits of Parks’ with the SFPA
Published: October 2014
by SF Parks Alliance and Trust for Public Lands staff
The Parks Alliance partnered with the Trust for Public Land on a report detailing the impact of San Francisco’s recreation programs, parks and open spaces on the local economy. The report found, not surprisingly, that San Francisco’s iconic parks and natural beauty generate a lot of tax revenues and business activity, approaching $1 billion each year. Park lovers have known for a long time that investing in building new parks and maintaining old ones is good for our City, and now we know just how good. The report proves that building and maintaining a flourishing parks system is sound fiscal policy.
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