Park and recreation agencies take on many responsibilities for their communities, beyond their “traditional” roles of operating parks and facilities and providing recreation programming and services. In addition to those two functions, the top responsibilities for park and recreation agencies are as follows:

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

Interact with More Data

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:

  • Park Facilities (residents per park, acres of park land, indoor and outdoor facilities)
  • Programming (programs offered and programs for children, seniors, people w/ disabilities)
  • Staffing (FTE counts and key staff responsibilities)
  • Budget (operating expenditures including per capita, FTEs, per acre)
  • Agency Funding (sources of funding, cost recovery, capital spending)

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