At the foundation of NRPA's
research agenda is a commitment to provide more relevant information and
services to members. As such, NRPA disseminates research that supports
informed decision making, provides insightful analysis, and testifies to the
value of park and recreation services.
To gain a better sense of NRPA's
current research agenda, please explore the following items:
NRPA places great importance on research to understand and
improve various aspects of the park and recreation field. Research is vital
to ensure park and recreation professionals have the resources to make
informed decisions. At NRPA, the development of current research via
empirical studies and literature reviews for our members is a key priority.
Research Papers provide analysis on various topics.
Research Frequently Asked Questions are common research related questions
asked by park and recreational professionals and the general public. The
questions are wide-ranging from general to specific questions on parks and
recreation that can be answered through several of the services that we
provide to our members.
originally launched by NRPA in January 2011, is an online management tool
designed specifically for public park and recreation agencies. Participating
agencies are asked to submit data relevant to their programming, maintenance,
budgeting, and many other essential functions. Not only is the collection of
data a resource for conducting critical research but the NRPA online database
tool can be used to create agency-specific performance and benchmarking
reports. As NRPA continues to add profiles to its inventory, the database will
offer even more information, data and reporting capabilities!