The benefits of Provo City's parks and recreation facilities have a broader impact than most people realize. Scott Henderson, Parks and Recreation Director, recently gave a presentation to the Provo City Council on the economic benefits to the area based on patrons and customers using those facilities. Those benefits often include hotel stays, dining out, and retail purchases in Provo.
Provo's Recreation Center has two million visitors per year and generates $5 million in annual revenue. About one-third of recreation center memberships are from business partnerships. Those 85+ corporate accounts account for 9,000 members. In 2018, roughly 300,000 day passes were purchased, typically from families visiting Provo. The Recreation Center also hosts state swim meets, senior conferences, Special Olympics, Jimmer Jam Tournament, and many other events.
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