Mark Dunlap

Mark Hall Dunlap, GPC, is the owner/principal at Dunlap Grantworks. In his career, he has successfully written 144 proposals totaling more than $25 million. He led the City of Lenexa, Kansas, to become the tenth agency in the United States to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Parks and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA).

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Public Parks, Poor Funding, Corporate Sponsorship

Posted by Mark Dunlap on May 21, 2014 10:00:00 PM

The 2014 NRPA Parks and Recreation National Database Report states that across most municipalities, budgets have tightened over the past few years, impacting how parks and recreation departments secure needed funding. Operating expenses may have remained constant, but direct revenues have decreased. In the “good old days,” taxes adequately funded maintenance and capital expenditures. When that wasn’t enough, departments added user fees. Pretty soon those funding sources no longer kept pace with the ever-increasing expenses.

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Topics: Parks and Recreation