Operate Parks Like a Business

Mindy Craig makes the case for an evolution in the management of parks in an era of shrinking general fund allocations.
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Changing budgets and increasing needs for parks and recreation mean that cities, counties and organizations need to balance community access with the development of economically sustainable operations and programs.

Craig's analysis (in PDF format) includes insights into implementing the right fee structure and strategies for achieving culture change.

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