Park and recreation agencies may have thousands, if not millions, of interactions with their residents and visitors each year. The typical park and recreation agency has nearly 200,000 contacts per year, while an agency at the 75th percentile has 700,000 annual contacts each year.

As leaders in providing services and programming for children, seniors and people with disabilities, park and recreation agencies throughout the country also touch one or more of NRPA’s Three Pillars of Conservation, Health & Wellness and Social Equity. More than four in five agencies offer summer camps to their residents. This rises to 90 percent at agencies serving jurisdictions with more than 250,000 people. Similarly, agencies serving jurisdictions with more than 250,000 residents are more likely to offer before school care and full day care.

Gain a greater understanding of the current state of park and recreation agencies by downloading the 2017 NRPA Agency Performance Review.

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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:

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