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 reports, tools and calculators to help you do these things and more.
Using the power of PRORAGIS, NRPA publishes resources that explore and analyze trends at the national, county and jurisdiction levels. NRPA 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 typical park and recreation agency offers one park for every 2,277 residents served, with 9.5 acres of parkland per 1,000 residents. But park and recreation agencies are as diverse as the communities that they serve, and what works well for one agency may not be best for your agency. Therefore, you need data to best identify the best practices to optimally serve your community.
That’s where the 2016 NRPA Field Report comes in. This report is the most comprehensive resource of data and insights for park and recreation agencies in the United States, and has 21 figures highlighting critical park and recreation metrics.
NRPA’s 2015 Field Report is the most comprehensive and largest collection of detailed data on municipal, county and state park systems in the U.S. This annual report provides an informative look at information from more than 500 agencies, and 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.
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