• People visit their local park and recreation facilities twice a month, on average, with one in 10 visiting weekly, if not daily

  • Sixty-four percent of survey respondents indicate they visited a local park and/or recreation facility within a month of participating in the survey.

  • Eighty-five percent of the public considers high-quality park and recreation amenities important factors when choosing a new place to live

  • Nine in 10 people agree that parks and recreation is an important local government service.

  • Ninety-three percent of U.S. residents believe it is important for their local government to acquire, construct and maintain local parks, trails and green spaces near bodies of water to protect natural resources in their community

  • Eighty-eight percent of people agree their local park and recreation agency does a good job of providing the local community with opportunities to interact with nature and the outdoors.

As reported by the National Recreation & Park Association