Park and recreation agencies have various policies that address how residents are able to enjoy amenities in their communities. Many policies align with an agency’s mission to increase a community’s overall health and wellness such as bans on tobacco and alcohol consumption and providing healthy food options in parks and facilities. Other policies address collecting fees to assist agencies with park upkeep and staffing challenges.

Three in four park and recreation agencies have policies that prohibit the use of tobacco products in their parks and at their facilities and grounds. Nearly half of agencies bans the use of tobacco at all agency parks and facilities while another 27 percent make exceptions for certain facilities.

Gain a greater understanding of the current state of park and recreation agencies by downloading the 2019 NRPA Agency Performance Review.

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Dig deeper into the agency performance data with these interactive figures presenting detailed crosstabs of the data for every table and chart presented in the 2019 NRPA Agency Performance Review:

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