Urban Park and Recreation Recovery Program Law and Legal Definition

The Urban Park and Recreation Recovery Program is a federal program (“Program”) that provides recreational opportunities that are adequate to specialized urban demands, with parks and facilities properly located, developed, and well maintained. The Program facilitates in providing good quality of life in urban areas that is closely related to the availability of fully functional park and recreation systems including land, facilities, and service programs. This Program evades the greatest recreational deficiencies with respect to land, facilities, and programs are found in many large cities, especially at the neighborhood level. [16 USCS § 2501].

The following are the purposes of this Program:

1. Providing federal grants to economically hard-pressed communities specifically for the rehabilitation of critically needed recreation areas, facilities, and development of improved recreation programs;

2.Complementing the existing federal programs such as the Land and Water Conservation Fund and Community Development Grant Programs;

3.Encouraging and stimulating local governments to revitalize their park and recreation systems and to make long-term commitments to continue maintenance of these systems;

4.Improving recreation facilities and expanding recreation services in urban areas with a high incidence of crime and to help deter crime through the expansion of recreation opportunities for at-risk youth;

5.Increasing the security of urban parks and to promote collaboration between local agencies involved in parks and recreation, law enforcement, youth social services, and juvenile justice system.