The typical park and recreation agency offers one park for every 2,281 residents served, with 9.9 acres of parkland per 1,000 residents. But park and recreation agencies are as diverse as the communities that they serve, and what works well for one agency may not be best for your agency. Therefore, park and recreation professionals need data to identify the best practices to optimally serve their community.

That is where the 2020 NRPA Agency Performance Review comes in. This report is the most comprehensive resource of data and insights for park and recreation agencies in the United States. The 2020 NRPA Agency Performance Review highlights 24 of the most critical park and recreation metrics collected from the NRPA Park Metrics database. Additional data breaks available below or customize your own report by logging into NRPA Park Metrics

Read the Report

Interact with the Data

Dig deeper into the performance benchmarks presented in the 2020 NRPA Agency Performance Review with the interactive figures below. This data presents detailed crosstabs for every table and chart presented in the report.

Interactive Chart


NRPA Agency Performance Review Infographic




If you need assistance accessing or creating a NRPA Park Metrics profile for your agency, please contact Melissa May or Daniel Espada.


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