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Zoo, Arts, and Parks Program Supported by the Public
A Dan Jones Survey of County Residents illustrates that more than half the citizens surveyed are very much aware of the ZAP program, and they believe ZAP support for art, cultural, zoological, museums, recreation and parks is important.
- Aware of ZAP = 56%
- Very important = 58%
- Somewhat important = 37%
- Not important = 2%
Beyond a public opinion survey, the real proof of public support for the ZAP program came at the ballot box. First a little over ten years ago and again last year when ZAP was re-authorized by an overwhelming majority of voters for another decade.
Salt Lake County abounds with cultural and recreational activities for residents and visitors. The Mayor and County Council are committed to helping cultural and recreational facilities and organizations thrive and are committed to maintaining and improving the health, and social quality of Salt Lake County citizens. Since 1997, The Zoo, Arts, and Parks program has provided funding that enables growth and development of cultural, artistic, zoological, botanical and recreational opportunities within the County.
For the past decade Salt Lake County has collected one additional penny on every ten dollars spent within Salt Lake County for the Zoo, Arts and Parks Program. Through an application process, the funds are distributed to local organizations and projects deemed qualified for funds by the Advisory Boards and Salt Lake County Council. Browse through the website to learn about the various areas and organizations where ZAP tax dollars are being allocated.