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Municipal and County Parks and Recreation Services Study (MCPRSS)

Applied Research: The MCPRSS annually assesses the status of local government parks and recreation departments in NC based on a number of metrics. Capital and operating budget is represented each year, with survey topics rotating to include salaries, park facility inventory, fees & charges and emerging trends.

Data Informed Decision-Making: The executive report summarizes analysis results from our survey based on several comparisons: department type (city, county, combination), size of population served, and geographic region. These comparisons highlight the data for providers to evaluate current services and assist in budget planning, preparation, and justification for services.

Specialized Reports: If you need more detailed information on a specific area of the study, please contact your regional RRS consultant. We can compile comparisons to develop a specialized report to meet your needs.

Most recent reports available for download:

Lower Haw River State Natural Area Trails Plan

Study conducted for the Friends of State Parks (2018) – Lower Haw River State Natural Area