The typical park and recreation agency offers one park for every 2,266 residents served, with 9.6 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 2017 NRPA Agency Performance Review 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.
Interact with the Data
Dig deeper into the agency performance data with these interactive figures presenting detailed crosstabs of the data for every table and chart presented in the 2017 NRPA Agency Performance Review:
- Park Facilities (parks and parks, indoor and outdoor facilities)
- Programming (team sports, fitness, enhancement classes; programs for children, seniors, people w/ disabilities)
- Responsibilities of Park and Recreation Agencies (spanning from operating parks and facilities to programming types)
- Staffing (typical FTE counts, key staff responsibilities)
- Budget (operating expenditures amounts and purposes)
- Agency Funding (sources of funding, cost recovery, capital spending)
How Can the Agency Performance Review Help You?
To learn more about how you and your agency can benefit from the Agency Performance Review, read this blog post from Kevin Roth, NPRA's Vice President of Research.