Archery Park Guide

Archery is safe Evidence shows that archery is safer than golf and even soccer. Find out more about archery safety in this report from the Archery Trade Association. Illustration: Ryan Kirby

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The Archery Park Guide was developed in 2012 for parks and recreation agencies anxious to build archery parks in their communities. For use by ATA members, this guide can be offered to community and/or state officials as a tool to infuse archery and bowhunting opportunities in your own state or locale. The Archery Park Guide offers 40-plus pages of information including site plans and recommendations, tips from city and state officials who have already built parks and case studies from a variety of different locations. Information on risk management and a breakdown of each park's amenities and costs (where available) are also features of this park guide.

Did You Know?

  • The ATA works with state wildlife agencies and local organizations through its community archery strategy to develop programs and build facilities to keep newcomers involved in archery.
  • The ATA spent more than $22,000 to hire architects to design archery parks and facilities for state wildlife agencies.
  • Archery equipment sales jumped 83 percent for one ATA-member retailer in Cullman, Ala. a year after ATA worked with city administrators and the state's wildlife agency to open a community archery park near this archery shop.