Feature Article - June 2009
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2009 REPORT ON THE STATE OF THE MANAGED RECREATION INDUSTRY

General Survey Results


Respondents from parks and recreation organizations and schools were the most likely to report that they managed 10 or more facilities. Around three in 10 respondents from these facilities said they managed 10 or more facilities. On average, respondents from schools manage 10.8 facilities, while those from park districts manage 10.7.

On the other end of the spectrum, camp facilities were the most likely to report that they manage just a single facility. Some 70.5 percent of camps respondents said they manage a single facility. That said, on average, camps respondents manage 3.6 facilities. Similarly, respondents from health clubs and from YMCAs were highly likely to indicate that they managed three or fewer facilities. Some 86.9 percent of health clubs and 83 percent of YMCA respondents said they manage three or fewer, compared to just 39.9 percent of parks, and 33.5 percent of school respondents. That said, YMCAs average a higher number of facilities overall, at 4.6, than college and university respondents, with 4.4. (See Figure 6.)