A Smart Investment for America’s Health – The Land and Water Conservation Fund’s Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership
This report highlights the physical, mental, and environmental benefits that city parks provide and demonstrates how funds from the LWCF’s Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership, or ORLP, play an important role in supporting strong, healthy, and equitable communities across America.
A Smart Investment for America’s Economy
This report highlights how cities are using Land and Water Conservation Fund grants to create measurable environmental, economic, and public health returns on urban park investments.
Eighty percent of America’s population now lives in cities, placing a renewed focus on the value of city parks. The report showcases LWCF park projects in nine metropolitan areas in the United States that have generated local, public and private investment, leading to the creation of new green spaces, more efficient storm drainage, improved public health and neighborhood revitalization. View more information about LWCF and our federal advocacy for funding here.