Here's Some Timely Trivia

March 12 is Plant a Flower Day and March 30 is Take a Walk in the Park Day. Here's some timely trivia.

ARTICLE | Feb 13, 2017

March 12 is Plant a Flower Day and March 30 is Take a Walk in the Park Day. Here's some timely trivia:



The National Recreation and Park Association's 2016 Americans' Engagement with Parks Survey showed that Americans, on average, visit their local park and recreation facilities approximately 29 times a year, and 9 in 10 agree that parks and recreation are important services delivered by their local government.






As of 2014, there were 10,234 state park units in the United States, according to the National Association of State Park Directors website.






The U.S. National Park Service, an agency of the U.S. Department of the Interior, reports there are 412 national parks and national monuments today, covering more than 84 million acres in every state, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. These include national parks, monuments, battlefields, military parks, historical parks, historic sites, lakeshores, seashores, recreation areas, scenic rivers and trails, and the White House.




Total number of visitors to national parks in 2015 as reported on the U.S. National Park Service website.




According to the National Register of Historic Places, the more than 90,000 properties listed in the National Register represent 1.4 million resources—buildings, sites, districts, structures, and objects. Almost every county in the United States has at least one place listed in the National Register. A listing in the National Register is the first step towards eligibility for National Park Service-administered federal preservation tax credits.





1,200 reports there are somewhere around 1,200 dog parks in operation in the United States alone, with more than 600 operated by city or county governments.



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