U.S. Adults Want Inclusive Park and Recreation Agency Practices and Policies
Ashburn, VA (June 1, 2022)
According to a newly released National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) Park Pulse poll, 81 percent of U.S. adults want parks and recreation to ensure inclusivity through policies and practices.
Inclusive practices and policies are those that take into account people of all mental and physical abilities, as well as ethnic, religious, racial, cultural or socioeconomic backgrounds or orientations. NRPA seeks a future where the full power of parks and recreation is widely recognized for creating a better life for everyone by building strong, vibrant and resilient communities.
“We recognize the challenges we face in our communities and are committed to providing our professionals with the resources and tools to ensure all people — regardless of background or abilities — can fairly participate in parks and recreation,” said Kevin Roth, NRPA vice president of research, evaluation and technology.
- Eighty-one percent of U.S. adults want parks and recreation to ensure inclusivity through policies and practices.
- Ninety percent of baby boomers want parks and recreation to ensure inclusivity through policies and practices.
- Seventy-three percent of baby boomers say that ensuring inclusivity through policies and practices is extremely or very important.
To view the interactive charts with the survey results, click here.
To view the full-size infographic, click here.
Each month, through a poll of 1,000 U.S. residents focused on park and recreation issues, NRPA Park Pulse helps tell the park and recreation story. To learn more about NRPA’s Park Pulse and see results from previous polls, click here.
About the National Recreation and Park Association
The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is the leading not-for-profit organization dedicated to building strong, vibrant and resilient communities through the power of parks and recreation. With more than 60,000 members, NRPA advances this mission by investing in and championing the work of park and recreation professionals and advocates — the catalysts for positive change in service of equity, climate-readiness, and overall health and well-being.
For more information, visit www.nrpa.org.