North Carolina Parks and Recreation Services Study

What is PRORAGIS and why your agency needs to participate

2011-2012 Services Study

The Executive summary for the 2011-12 Services Study is now available for download. This year’s survey focus is on salaries. If you have any questions about the survey, results or would like more detailed information, please contact RRS.

Files are saved as PDF, to view the files you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader – free download from Adobe


Download the Executive Report

Fiscal Year 2011-12 Executive Report – Focus on Salaries

Fiscal Year 2010-11 Executive Report – Focus on Fees and Charges

Fiscal Year 2009-10 Executive Report – Focus on Facilities

Fiscal Year 2008-09 Executive Report – Focus on Salaries

Fiscal Year 2007-08 Executive Report – Focus on Fees and Charges

Older Services Studies are now available in the RRS Library


North Carolina Municipal and County Parks and Recreation Services Study (MCPRSS)

RRS conducts the MCPRSS each year to determine the current fiscal status of local government parks and recreation departments in North Carolina. To complete the study, a survey is mailed to all recognized local government park and recreation departments in North Carolina each August. Results are compiled and evaluated to complete an Executive Report on the findings.

The Executive Report provides information to local governments and park and recreation agencies to use in evaluating current services, budget preparation, budget planning and budget justification. The Executive Report is broken out by Geographic Region, Population Size, and Department Type and examines operating and capital budgets. Annual study topics alternate each year with a focus on facility inventory, personnel salaries, and fees & charges.

The Executive Report can assist managers and administrators in making informed decisions on the operation of their agencies in the delivery of leisure services. No matter where your community is located, you may use the report as a tool to compare your department with other departments in the same geographic region, with same organizational structure, & serving the same population size.

Special summaries or comparisons are available upon request. If you need more detailed information on a more specific area of the study, please contact your regional RRS consultant. We can compile additional information from the raw data and develop a specialized report to assist you.

If you have any questions about the MCPRSS, please contact your Regional RRS Consultant