Zoo, Arts and Parks (ZAP) Program
Annually, an estimated:
3.8 million people receive Free admission to an arts or cultural event funded by ZAP
Over 7.3 million participate in a ZAP organization activity
Community Supported Arts, Culture & Recreation Grants
When you pay sales tax, 1 penny for every $10 dollars goes to benefiting the community by providing grants to over 160 arts and cultural organizations as well as 30+ park and recreational facilities.
Since 1997, the public has overwhelmingly voted in support of the ZAP Program. Residents renew this initiative every ten years.
ZAP is anticipated to go on the ballot (for the public vote) in November 2014, as the current program period expires December 31st, 2016.