METRO DIGEST || Impact of parks


Ohio's local parks' operations and capital spending generated nearly $3.5 million in economic activity and supported about 30,000 jobs in 2015, according to a new report from the National Recreation and Park Association, Mill Creek MetroParks announced in a news release.

Ohio ranked among the top 10 states with the highest economic impact from local parks.

"This report demonstrates the vast economic impact of local parks nationwide, and for Ohio to be in the top 10 is very exciting," said Aaron Young, MetroParks executive director.

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