STATE GOVERNMENT AND STATE AFFAIRS
67-4219. Intent of legislature. It is the intent of the legislature that the department of parks and recreation shall formulate and put into execution a long range, comprehensive plan and program for the acquisition or leasing, planning, protection, operation, maintenance, development and wise use of areas of scenic beauty, recreational utility, historic, archaeological or scientific interest, to the end that the health, happiness, recreational opportunities and wholesome enjoyment of life of the people may be further encouraged. The department may fulfill this mission by operating a statewide system of parks and recreation programs or by entering into agreements with cities, counties, recreation districts or other political subdivisions or agencies of the state, the federal government, tribal governments, private landowners or nonprofit organizations, that further expand the public park and recreation opportunities available to the public. The legislature finds that the state of Idaho and its subdivisions should enjoy the benefits of federal lands and assistance programs for the planning and development of the outdoor recreational resources of the state, including the acquisition or leasing of lands and waters and interests therein in accordance with all other applicable laws, including applicable provisions of titles 42 and 43, Idaho Code. It is the purpose of this act to provide authority to enable the state of Idaho and its subdivisions to participate in the benefits of such lands and programs.
[67-4219, added 1965, ch. 85, sec. 2, p. 139; am. 1972, ch. 65, sec. 3, p. 108; am. 2002, ch. 225, sec. 1, p. 648.]