Park and recreation agencies may have thousands, if not millions, of interactions with their residents and visitors each year. The typical park and recreation agency has nearly 200,000 contacts per year, while an agency at the 75th percentile has 900,000 annual contacts each year.

Park and recreation agencies are leaders in providing services and programming for children, seniors and people with disabilities.  Six in seven agencies offer summer camps to their residents. This number rises at agencies serving jurisdictions with more than 20,000 people.


Gain a greater understanding of the current state of park and recreation agencies by downloading the 2018 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 2018 NRPA Agency Performance Review:

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