PRORAGIS (Park and Recreation Operating Ratio & Geographic Information System) is a national database that allows park and recreation agencies to benchmark with others, develop program planning, and enhance overall community operations.
PRORAGIS -- the first national park and recreation database -- offers a glimpse at the state of the industry. The system relies on departments to supply data through an online survey and is still in its early stages. As the database continues to grow, NRPA will compile and present key data in the form of reports.
The 2013 Parks and Recreation National Database Report marks the first year that PRORAGIS can be used to establish industry trends. The report provides an informative look at more than 300 complete profiles distributed across the 2010 to 2012 fiscal years. The report focuses on the significant trends currently affecting park and recreation departments. Although these trends are national in nature and may not reflect your specific region or department, they can help you evaluate your agency and its offerings.
The 2012 Parks and Recreation National Database Report was the first annual compilation of key data from departments participating in PRORAGIS.
The purpose of collecting your EcoBenefits data is measuring the economic and ecological benefits of parks. The numbers generated by the EcoBenefits calculator are conservative and intended as estimates. However, the data testifies to the greater value of parks. After logging into PRORAGIS look for the EcoBenefits calculator to appear as the final tab under your Full PRORAGIS profile.
From the current PRORAGIS profiles, NRPA was able to compile an overview of county park and recreation systems across the country. This report focuses on profiles submitted by 84 counties and demonstrates datasets based on square mileage, operating budgets, capital income, jurisdiction population, jurisdiction population growth, jurisdiction demographics (such as age, ethnicity, household income, and much more. County park and recreation departments will find this information particularly interesting and helpful in their own planning.
PRORAGIS has many values as a database designed for comparative analysis of park and recreation departments. For instance, it is interesting to identify differences between jurisdiction types. This report focuses on PRORAGIS profiles submitted by special districts. As more agencies complete PRORAGIS profiles, the database for unique jurisdiction groups will become more accurate and more useful to the members. Datasets available in this report relate to special district jurisdiction demographics, department programming and operations, personnel details, park acreage, trail mileage, and much more.
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