Outdoor Recreation

Archive Report

Need to Expand Recreation Resources

Broadly Based Interest in Adding to Facilities

President kennedy and former President Eisenhower, Republican as well as Democratic members of Congress, and millions of individual citizens have shown a common interest in plans to provide adequate outdoor recreation facilities for the American people. Although existing national and state parks cover a vast acreage, it is the general belief that they are not sufficient to meet the needs of a rapidly growing population with an increasing amount of leisure time and the means to devote a substantial part of it to recreational pursuits.

Gathering pressure for expansion of park lands and of facilities for outdoor recreation was given fresh impetus last winter when the Outdoor Recreation Resources Review Commission, created by Congress in ...

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