Research

NRPA Park and Recreation Salary Survey Says...

As rewarding as the work is, park and recreation agencies must offer competitive compensation to attract and retain the best people.

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Additional Park and Recreation Mapping and Data Resources

There are a number of resources available to the park and recreation professional when it comes to planning a new facility or assessing a community’s recreation needs.

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Parks and Recreation: Serving a Growing, Older Population

NRPA is releasing a new research report that takes a look at how park and recreation agencies throughout our nation are serving this growing and increasingly important population.

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Americans Support Local Environmental Sustainability

This month's Park Pulse poll takes a closer look at how important it is to Americans that local government agencies support environmental initiatives.

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The Story Is in the Data

Check out the 2017 NRPA Agency Performance Review and accompanying interactive tools that allow you to drill down into the most comprehensive source of park and rec data.

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Wild and Wonderful: Making a Case for Undeveloped Open Spaces

More than four in five Americans agree that local government should set aside land to preserve the natural landscape.

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NRPA Park Pulse

Each month, through a poll of Americans that is focused on park and recreation issues, NRPA Park Pulse will help to tell the park and recreation story.

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NRPA Research Year in Review

A look back at the resources and tools released by NRPA Research in 2016.

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Embracing Data in Operational Decision-Making

Using data as a key element in strategic and day-to-day operational decision-making.

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How Much Do You Know About Your Agency’s Facilities?

NRPA's new Facility Market Reports offer you more detailed insights about the constituents you serve.

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Americans Continue to Show Widespread Support for Parks and Recreation

Most Americans, spanning across virtually every demographic group including age, income and political affiliation, share a deep love of public parks.

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