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Recreation and Parks Program, Report No. 00-28, December 2000
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The Recreation and Parks Program needs to identify ways to reduce the increasing gap between its revenues and expenditures.  The program reports that it needs more than $309 million to develop state parks and an additional $105 million for park repairs.  As new lands are added to the state park system through Florida Forever Program acquisitions, these costs will increase.  However, the state’s primary funding source for land management, the Conservation and Recreation Lands Trust Fund (CARL), is expected to reach a deficit by Fiscal Year 2002-03.  Maximizing revenues and reducing costs, where possible, can help narrow the funding gap.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Recreation and Parks

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 02-41 Progress Report: Recreation and Parks Program Implements Few Cost Saving and Revenue Recommendations, published in July 2002.
  • Report No. 01-07 Justification Review: State Lands Program Florida Department of Environmental Protection, published in February 2001.

Copies of this report in print or alternate accessible format may be obtained by telephone (850/488-0021), by FAX (850/487-9213), in person, or by mail (OPPAGA Report Production, Claude Pepper Building, Room 312, 111 W. Madison St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-1475).
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