Thursday, July 13, 2006

"Benefits of Parks and Recreation to the Community" City of Fairfield website

Benefits of Parks and Recreation to the Community

No man is an island. We live and interact within our family, work groups, neighborhoods, communities, and the world. Recreation and parks play an integral role in providing opportunities for these types of interactions.

Parks, recreation and the arts in our Community:

* Builds family unity
* Provides child care
* Promotes sensitivity to cultural diversity
* Increases community pride
* Reduces crime
* Increases property value
* Strengthens neighborhood involvement
* Provides safe places to play
* Educates children and adults

"America is not a blanket -- one piece of unbroken cloth, the same color, the same texture, the same size. America is more like a quilt -- many pieces, many colors, many sizes, all woven together and held together by a common thread." Jesse Jackson


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