The NRPA Research team partnered with researchers to understand the pandemic's legacy on parks and recreation.
Eighty-three percent of U.S. adults believe it is important to have access to recreation areas.
The 2023 NRPA Agency Performance Review summarizes key findings of more than 1,000 unique park and recreation agencies across the United States on varying topics.
Survey results that show the importance of making investments in safe and inclusive playgrounds.
NRPA Facility Market Reports offer key data and insights about the residents served by your agency's facilities.
Eighty-eight percent of U.S. adults support their local park and recreation agency implementing sustainability initiatives.
Insight into the amount of economic activity generated by local park and recreation agencies.
Park and recreation agencies are leading providers of sports opportunities for all.
An explanation of what was found in the NRPA’s most recent survey regarding sustainability.
A significant portion of U.S. adults look toward indoor activities provided by park and recreation agencies as a way to stay in shape.
Five steps can help you to assess the health impacts of parks and their economic impacts.
Nearly three in five people are very or extremely interested in these opportunities.
Park Pulse results highlight the wide variety of programming, offerings and amenities that make up parks and recreation.
Nearly three in four U.S. adults plan to attend a holiday-themed event in their communities this year.
From now through the end of January, the NRPA Research team is conducting its annual campaign to encourage you to complete the Agency Performance Survey.
Eighty-eight percent of U.S. adults want their local park and recreation agencies to provide adaptive and inclusive recreation programing so persons of all abilities may participate.
Nine in 10 U.S. adults agree parks and recreation is an important service provided by their local governments.
Park and recreation professionals provide important offerings for youth when school is not in session.
The 2022 NRPA Park and Recreation Salary Survey report features detailed base salary and bonus data for 10 typical park and recreation agency positions.
More than one in four U.S. adults say it is not easy or they are unsure how to access locally-grown food.
NRPA's The Economic Impact of Local Parks report emphasizes how parks and recreation drive significant economic activity in communities across the nation.
More than three in five U.S. adults are likely to vote for a political candidate who makes park and recreation funding a key priority.
Local park and recreation agencies have a positive impact on the lives of millions of people.
Eighty-six percent of U.S. adults believe it is helpful to have access to the outdoors and nature during stressful times.
Beyond benchmarking, data can paint a broader picture of the field’s impact.
Eighty-one percent of U.S. adults want park and recreation agencies to ensure their practices and policies are inclusive.
This annual study summarizes the key findings from NRPA Park Metrics.
Eighty-eight percent of U.S. adults agree it is important that the public has access to first-aid training and certification opportunities.
The Health Benefits of Parks and their Economic Impacts: A Review of the Literature offers some key findings.
More than three in four U.S. adults agree it is extremely or very important for children and young adults to learn about the environment.
NRPA has developed five statements that highlight how parks and recreation is essential.
Nearly all (98%) U.S. adults agree it is important to provide youth with equitable access to sports opportunities.
As recently as October, employers reported having more than 11 million open positions.
Ninety-six percent of U.S. adults say that teenagers and young adults benefit from their first jobs or volunteer experiences.
Park and recreation agencies are competing with private-sector employers for enthusiastic and qualified workers.
Ninety-four percent of U.S. adults have health and wellness goals for 2022.
In December, NRPA will release the results from its latest survey on OST programs.
More than three in four U.S. adults plan to purchase gifts associated with outdoor activities this holiday season.
Discover other key findings from the 2021 NRPA Engagement With Parks Report.
Three in four U.S. adults want public walking, hiking and biking trails close to home.
The 2021 report highlights the public’s strong and broad-based support for parks and recreation.
The coronavirus pandemic demonstrated to many people what we already knew: parks and recreation is essential infrastructure.
Eighty-two percent of U.S. adults say it’s important that their local schools and park and recreation agencies partner to ensure equitable access to open spaces.
Across the country, park and recreation professionals have transformed themselves into public health leaders.
The 2021 NRPA Park and Recreation Salary Survey report features detailed base salary and bonus data for 10 typical park and recreation agency positions.
In April, NRPA published a new report, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Parks and Recreation, that highlights the state of DEI activities at agencies across the United States.
This annual resource allows park and recreation professionals to make informed decisions and support a persuasive case for greater agency funding.
NRPA highlights some key findings from its research report, Workforce Development and Career Exploration at Parks and Recreation.
NRPA's research finds that operations and capital spending at local park and recreation agencies generated more than $166 billion in U.S. economic activity and supported 1.1 million jobs in 2017.
Understand why there is a tremendous price for canceling or deferring capital investments.