Research Reports, Studies & Fact Sheets

Higher education professors and researchers of recreation, parks, tourism and related disciplines are welcome to post their published research papers here for the benefit of all PRPS members. Contact Listed alphabetically by publisher.

Change Lab Solutions

Complete Parks Playbook
The Future of Parks

City Parks Alliance
City Parks are a Smart Investment in America's Health, Economy & Environment

Heritage Areas Program

Journal of Interpretation Research
Vol. 22, No. 1, 2017

Journal of Park and Recreation Research
Trends in Local Governmental Financing for Parks and Recreation from 2004 to 2014

Land and Water Conservation Fund
A Smart Investment for America's Health

National Audubon Society
A Toolkit for Engaging People in Conservation

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Environmental Education and Community Stewardship

National Parks Service Conservation Study Institute
Beyond Outreach Handbook

National Recreation and Park Association
2016 NRPA Field Report
2018 Recreation and Park Salary Survey
2018 Urban Agency Performance Review
Active Transportation, Parks & Public Health
American's Support for Local Recreation and Park Services
American Engagement With Parks Survey
Economic Impact of Local Parks 
Local Officials' Perceptions of Parks and Recreation
Park and Recreation Inclusion Report
Park and Recreation Sustainability Practices
Park Programming and Better Health
Parks and Chronic Disease Management
Parks and Healthy Kids
Parks and Improved Mental Health and Quality of Life
Promoting Parks and Recreation's Role in Economic Development

Nature of Americans
Nature of Americans National Report Summary

Nature Scientific Reports
Health Benefits from Nature Experiences Depend on Dose

Soofa Smart City Research

Trust for Public Land
2017 City Park Facts

US Dept. of Health and Humans Services
Surgeon General's Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities