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Parks and Recreation Salary Trends Analysis

NRPA's research team recently surveyed senior-level park and recreation professionals from 480 agencies across the United States to develop this comprehensive report analyzing the salary data of five common positions and general information about benefits and salary policies.

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92% of Americans agree parks and recreation are important government services

In its second year, the NRPA Americans Engagement with Parks Survey finds that Americans value high-quality park and recreation amenities and services. In addition to agreeing that NRPA's Three Pillars of conservation, health and wellness, and social equity should be priorities for their local agencies, Americans also say it's important that their agency invest in infrastructure to help withstand and recover from natural disasters. Check out this year's report for greater insight into how Americans engage with their local parks and rec.

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The Latest Conservation Research All in One Place


NRPA and Carolina State University's Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management Department came together to summarize and review recently published papers focused on park and recreation's role in conservation and resiliency. The Relevant Research for Practice 2017: Focus on Conservation and Resiliency covers academic articles related to protecting open space, connecting people to nature and engaging communities in conservation practices. Find out the details on the blog.