Non-profits partner with park agencies.There are many benefits to having access to and using trails both in our natural lands and our communities.  Here are a few reasons trails benefit society:

  • Trails make our communities more accessible and liveable by providing alternatives to single-occupant vehicle use.
  • The economy benefits through tourism by having trails.
  • Residents have opportunities to volunteer for trail maintenance and clean up, improving civic engagement.
  • Trails encourage a sense of stewardship and awareness to our environment.
  • Getting outdoors allows us to unplug from the sights and sounds of urban life.
  • Trails allow us to increase our physical activity and improve our physical and mental health.
  • Improvement and maintenance projects allow for new partnerships with non-profits and foundations.
  • Inclusion of trails in community plans increases property values.
  • Fire roads¬†allow for access routes during an emergency.
  • Trails encourage people to get outdoors and meet new people.