Inputting your agency’s data into PRORAGIS™ is just the beginning. The true power of PRORAGIS lies in how agencies use this data to improve processes, increase efficiencies and support operations. NRPA has taken PRORAGIS data and created several reports, tools and calculators to help you do these things and more.
Using the power of PRORAGIS, NRPA regularly publishes resources that explore and analyze trends at the national, county and jurisdiction levels. NPRA also publishes and links to valuable research papers that highlight the role parks and recreation play in relation to conservation, health and wellness, and social equity.
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.
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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