Goal 6 - Financial Strategy

All state parks will have business plans that include cost-saving strategies and four revenue sources (facility fees, product and service revenues, taxes, and donations), so that parks are managed with a focus on financial sustainability, efficiency, and innovation.

Progress
102 state parks had business plans in place by December 31, 2011.

Chart showing progress of how many parks completed business plans increasing from 8 in 2003 to 102 i

*This initiative was on hold in 2009, due to budget reductions and layoffs.
Financial Sustainability
Offering visitors new options also results in greater revenue to help operate parks. Examples are the popular cabins and historic house rentals available in several locations. In the past few years, park stores have been added in more than 20 parks around the state.