PERC shows propane benefits to parks and recreation officials

July 5, 2019 By    

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) updated its online resources to educate parks and recreation officials on the benefits of propane.

PERC resources will show officials how propane-powered maintenance equipment can reduce local emissions, and save on fuel and operating costs.

“The savings and environmental benefits of using propane makes the fuel a great choice for municipalities determined to keep their communities healthy, clean and safe,” says Jeremy Wishart, PERC director of off-road business development. “We’re seeing increasing interest from municipal fleets in using clean-burning propane equipment to reduce emissions and costs. By highlighting these resources, we hope to connect parks directors and fleet managers with the information they need to support those goals.”

PERC’s efforts are in recognition of Park and Recreation Month, which the National Recreation and Parks Association started in 1985 to promote the importance of parks and recreation in health and wellness, conservation and social equity. Propane-powered mowers and propane autogas vehicles can help meet these goals, PERC says, by helping departments reduce emissions and reduce fuel costs that can benefit other parks projects.

The municipal resources webpage, available at, features several case studies and testimonial videos showcasing fleets currently using propane mowers and propane autogas vehicles across the United States. A fact sheet is also available on the site that can easily be shared with city council members or county commissioners.

Parks and recreation leaders and fleet managers can also access information regarding:

  • PERC’s Propane Mower Incentive Program.
  • The Propane Mower Cost Calculator.
  • The Find a Propane Supplier tool to locate local refueling partners.
  • The Find a Propane Equipment Dealer tool.
  • The Cut eNewsletter.
  • The Autogas Refuel eNewsletter.
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Joe McCarthy was an associate editor at LP Gas Magazine.

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