As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

(a) “City” means a city or the City and County of San Francisco.

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(b) “Critically underserved community” means a community that meets either of the following:

(1) Has less than three acres of usable parkland per 1,000 residents.

(2) Is a disadvantaged community, as defined by subdivision (g) of Section 75005, and can demonstrate to the department that the community has insufficient or no park space and recreation facilities.

(c) “District” means one of the following:

(1) A recreation and park district formed under Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 5780).

(2) A public utility district formed under Division 7 (commencing with Section 15501) of the Public Utilities Code in a nonurbanized area that employs a full-time park and recreation director and offers year-round park and recreation services on lands and facilities owned by that district.

(3) A memorial district formed under Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 1170) of Division 6 of the Military and Veterans Code that employs a full-time park and recreation director and offers year-round park and recreation services on lands and facilities owned by that district.

(4) The Malaga County Water District exercising powers authorized under Section 31133 of the Water Code.

(5) A community service district formed under Division 3 (commencing with Section 61000) of Title 6 of the Government Code in a nonurbanized area that is authorized to provide public recreation as specified in subdivision (e) of Section 61100 of the Government Code.

(6) A county service area or zone in the county service area, within the County of San Bernardino that is empowered to provide public park and recreation services pursuant to Chapter 2.2 (commencing with Section 25210.1) of Part 2 of Division 2 of Title 3 of the Government Code, that is actually providing public park and recreation services that was reorganized prior to January 1, 1987, from a park and recreation district to a county service area or zone.

(7) A regional park district formed pursuant to Article 3 (commencing with Section 5500) of Chapter 3.

(d) “Facilities” includes, but is not limited to, places for organized team sports, outdoor recreation, and informal turf play; nonmotorized recreational trails; permanent play structures; landscaping; community gardens; places for passive recreation, enjoyment of scenic open space, nature appreciation and study, and outdoor education; multipurpose structures designed to meet the special recreational, educational, vocational, and social needs of youth, senior citizens, and other population groups; recreation areas created by the redesign and retrofit of urban freeways; community swimcenters; regional recreational trails; and infrastructure and other improvements that support these facilities.

(e) Notwithstanding subdivision (k) of Section 75005, “nonprofit organization” means any nonprofit entity qualified to do business in California, qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of Title 26 of the United States Code, and that has among its primary purposes the preservation, protection, or enhancement of land or water resources in their natural, scenic, historical, agricultural, forested, or open-space condition or use, or the provision of conservation and environmental education and other recreational, vocational, and educational services to youth.

(Amended by Stats. 2008, Ch. 623, Sec. 5. Effective January 1, 2009.)