Recreation Areas and Facilities Law and Legal Definition

According to 36 CFR 72.3 [Title 36 -- Parks, Forests, and Public Property; Chapter I -- National Park Service, Department of the Interior; Part 72 -- Urban Park and Recreation Recovery Act of 1978; Subpart A – General], Recreation Areas and Facilities means “parks, buildings, sites, or other indoor or outdoor facilities which are dedicated to recreation purposes and administered by public or private non-profit agencies to serve the recreation needs of community residents. These facilities must be open to the public and readily accessible to residential neighborhoods. They may include multiple-use community centers which have recreation as one of their primary purposes, but major sports areas, exhibition areas, and conference halls used primarily for commercial sports, spectator, or display activities are excluded from UPARR (Urban Park and Recreation Recovery) assistance.”