The National Recreation and Park Association polls U.S. residents to explore their views on topics related to the park and recreation field. Each poll targets 1,000 adults ages 18 and up, representing a cross-section of the population.

Featured Park Pulse

Park Pulse: December 2019: A Season Filled with Events for Everyone

A Season Filled with Events for Everyone

December 2019: Park and recreation agencies sponsor holiday events that can be enjoyed by all members of the community.

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Recent Park Pulse Findings

Park Pulse: November 2019: Volunteer Opportunities in Parks

Volunteer Opportunities Available in Parks

November 2019
Local parks are a popular spot for people of all ages to volunteer.

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Park Pulse: October 2019: Parks and Recreation: The Leaders in Before- and After-School Care

Parks and Recreation: The Leaders in Before- and After-School Care

October 2019
An overwhelming majority of people find before- and after-school programs hosted by park and recreation agencies important.

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Park Pulse: September  2019: Parks Come Alive at Night

Parks Come Alive at Night

September 2019
Ninety-one percent of residents are interested in attending nighttime park activities.

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Park Pulse: August 2019: Keeping Up with Revitalization Projects

Keeping Up with Revitalization Projects

August 2019
Eighty-five percent of Americans want their local government to fund park and rec improvement projects.

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Park Pulse: July 2019: Americans Top Outdoor Recreation Activities

Who Doesn’t Like a Good Picnic?

July 2019
Nine in 10 Americans find their favorite outdoor recreation activities hosted by their park and recreation agencies.

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Park Pulse: June 2019: Recreation and Community Centers Enhance the Community

Recreation and Community Centers Enhance the Community

June 2019
Park and recreation agencies deliver easy access to low/no-cost fitness and educational opportunities.

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Park Pulse: May 2019: Providing Support During a Natural Disaster

Top Factors Considered When Registering for Recreational Sports

May 2019
Cost is a top factor when Americans Register for Recreational Team Sports.

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Park Pulse: April 2019: Providing Support During a Natural Disaster

Providing Support During a Natural Disaster

April 2019
Park and recreation agencies and their facilities can play a role in the response and recovery efforts during natural disasters.

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Park Pulse: March 2019: Park Health Benefits

Find Health Benefits at Your Local Park

March 2019
Parks and other natural areas provide health benefits to those that visit.

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Park Pulse: February 2019: Swimming

Just Get Swimming

February 2019
Americans agree nearly unanimously that learning to swim at an early age is important.

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Park Pulse: January 2019: Parks Play a Vital Role in Saving Pollinators

Parks Play a Vital Role in Saving Pollinators

January 2019
Americans agree on special efforts for pollinators but are unsure of how they can personally help.

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About NRPA Park Pulse

NRPA commissions Wakefield Research to survey approximately 1,000 adults ages 18 and up, on topics related to the park and recreation field. Each month, NRPA will release a new Park Pulse poll result. If you have a suggestion for a Park Pulse poll question, please send it to Kevin Roth.

 

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