Did you know Florida’s 11 national parks have a repair backlog of $253.7 million? That’s why the state’s leading engineers, architects, construction firms and contractors have joined a coalition calling on Congress to Restore America’s Parks.
The National Park Service Legacy Act seeks to secure dedicated funding to cover deferred maintenance projects that have left communities at risk of losing tourism and economic dollars, primarily due to crumbling roads, bridges, trails, buildings and electrical and sewer systems.
Florida saw 10.9 million park visitors, spending an estimated $653 million in local gateway areas and supporting approximately 10,000 jobs.
– Christina Johnson, On 3 Public Relations