The National Recreation and Park Association polls Americans 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 Americans.

Featured Park Pulse

Park Pulse: July 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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Recent Park Pulse Findings

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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Park Pulse: December 2018: Sand, Snow and Everywhere in Between

Sand, Snow and Everywhere In Between

December 2018
The holiday season can look very different depending on where you live in the US, but parks are always an option.

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Park Pulse: November 2018: Dog Parks - Providing a Place for Pooch to Play

Providing a Place for Pooch to Play

November 2018
Pets are an extension of our families and, being as such, having a safe place for them to play is important.

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Park Pulse: October 2018: Making a Goal of Affordable Out-of-School Time Programming

Making a Goal of Affordable Out-of-School Time Programming

October 2018
Americans agree that their local government should increase the availability of out-of-school options for families of all incomes.

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Park Pulse: September 2018: Locate Your Nearest Farmers Market

Locate Your Nearest Farmers Market

September 2018
Most Americans believe access to locally grown fresh produce is important.

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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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