NRPA Park Metrics

Welcome to NRPA Park Metrics, the agency performance resource that assists park and recreation professionals in the effective management and planning of their operating resources and capital facilities. This tool allows park and recreation agencies to build customized reports based upon their unique characteristics. Your agency can use this data to gain more funding support, improve operations and better serve your community.

Get started now with three options:

Complete Your Agency Performance Survey (login above)

To gain access to a more comprehensive benchmark report for your agency, login to the site and enter your agency's data in the newly streamlined Agency Performance Survey. By doing this, you will gain access to the more detailed Agency Performance Report that contains additional ratios and compares your agency's results to that of its peers. Login or register above to begin.   A sample Agency Performance Report as well as an Excel version of the survey form are provided below.

Download Individual Agency Performance Report
Download Excel Version of the Survey
Download Help Document

Condensed Agency Performance Report (no login required)

Using data from NRPA Park Metrics, you can create a custom report of park and recreation metrics based upon agency characteristics of your choosing, including agency size and budget, jurisdiction population and geography. These reports provide a sampling of what NRPA Park Metrics offers and feature median values on budgets, staffing and facilities and highlights the responsibilities and activities of peer agencies.

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2024 NRPA Agency Performance Review

Read the 2024 NRPA Agency Performance Review, a summary of performance metrics from nearly 1,000 park and recreation agencies. This report, based on NRPA Park Metrics data, is the most comprehensive resource of data and insights for park and recreation agencies in the United States, and has 25 figures highlighting critical park and recreation metrics.

If you have any questions, please contact of Industry Insights or Melissa May of NRPA.