Parks and Recreation Provides Youth Sports Opportunities for All

February 23, 2023, Department, by NRPA

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Nearly four in five U.S. adults agree it's important that youth sports providers offer all children and young adults opportunities to learn about and play sports, regardless of their skill or ability to pay.

Park and recreation agencies are leading providers of sports opportunities for all. According to NRPA's Youth Sports at Park and Recreation Agencies report, one-third of agencies offer adaptive or inclusive sports activities. Additionally, two in three park and recreation agencies offer reduced or discounted fees for lower-income residents.

Each month, through a poll of 1,000 U.S. residents focused on park and recreation issues, NRPA Park Pulse helps tell the park and recreation story. Questions span from the serious to the more lighthearted. The survey was conducted by Wakefield Research.

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