Recreation, Parks, and Facility Trends Analysis

In many communities, investment in parks, trails, and recreation centers is the single largest expenditure on citizens’ quality of life. But traditional uses of such facilities, overuse, and special uses can conflict, creating challenges that deter new groups from using the park, trail, or facility. For some agencies, the amount of use simply overwhelms its resources. The Eppley Institute’s careful trend analyses look for opportunities, conflicts, gaps, and ways to maximize and improve investment in community facilities.