As community needs continue to grow and expand, so do the programs and services offered by local park and recreation agencies. While traditionally these agencies have brought a focus of fitness and fun to their local community members of all ages, now many also include healthy living classes, computer and internet availability, and older adult transportation, just to name a few. With the support of the public, these non-traditional offerings will continue to grow as park and recreation agencies look to fill the gaps of needed services in their local communities.

Key Findings

  • More than half of all Americans agree that recreation centers should offer healthy living classes
  • Nearly half of all Americans agree older adult programming should be offered at recreation centers
  • 42 percent of baby boomers support recreation centers providing health clinic services


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