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 benchmark data to best identify the best practices to optimally serve your community.
NRPA Park Metrics are the most comprehensive source of data standards and insights for park and recreation agencies. Launched in 2009 and previously known as PRORAGIS, these agency performance resources assist park and recreation professionals in the effective management and planning of their operating resources and capital facilities. This suite of tools allows park and recreation agencies to build customized reports that allow for comparisons with peer agencies. Park and recreation professionals can use this benchmark data to gain more funding support, improve operations and better serve their communities.
Enter your agency’s data into NRPA’s newly streamlined Agency Performance Survey to gain access to dashboards and custom reports that compare your agency to that of its peers. By entering your data, you ensure that your agency will be a part of NRPA’s annual Field Report.
The 2016 NRPA Field Report presents the data and key insights of the more than 950 park and recreation agencies collected by the Agency Performance Survey. This annual report provides critical park and recreation metrics on budgets, staffing, facilities and more.
Send your general NRPA Park Metrics inquiries to:
- Melissa May, Research Manager
Send your GIS inquiries to:
- Daniel Espada, Research Analyst