What is Urban Park and Recreation
The Urban Park and Recreation Recovery
(UPARR) program was established in November 1978 by Public
Law 95-625, authorizing $725 million to provide matching grants
and technical assistance to economically distressed urban
communities. The purpose of the program is to provide direct
Federal assistance to urban localities for rehabilitation
of critically needed recreation facilities. The law also encourages
systematic local planning and commitment to continuing operation
and maintenance of recreation programs, sites, and facilities.
Only cities and urban counties meeting established criteria
are eligible for assistance.
UPARR has not been funded since 2002. Previously assisted sites and facilities, more than 1500 in number in over 300 localities, remain protected in public recreation use, however, under the provisions of Sec. 1010 of the UPARR Act.