Magazine article Parks & Recreation

NSPR Reports Member Survey Findings

Magazine article Parks & Recreation

NSPR Reports Member Survey Findings

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The Board of Directors of the National Society for Park Resources had been holding discussions of how better to serve the membership and the types of services to provide, but data gathered from previous surveys was several years old. Updated information was necessary in order to better direct efforts to serving the current membership. To acquire updated information, a Web-based survey was taken in 2006. The results of the survey have recently been analyzed.

While responses were received from only 13 percent of the NSPR membership, there were enough responses to yield significant results. The survey found that NSPR members have belonged to NRPA an average of 17 years, with 21 percent members for fewer than five years, 17 percent six to 10 years, 14 percent 11 to 15 years, 18 percent 16 to 20 years and 32 percent of members have been NRPA members over 20 years. Of agencies or organizations that members belong to, 16 percent are federal, 13 percent are state, 26 percent are city, 13 percent are county, 11 percent special park districts and the remainder was spread over other categories. NSPR members are highly educated, with 38 percent holding bachelor's degrees, 42 percent holding masters degrees and 10 percent holding doctorate degrees.

Feedback also provided valuable information for the purposes of NSPR Board planning. Eighty-six percent indicated they would like to see training opportunities posted on the NSPR website. Eighty-two percent desired that the board to pursue advocacy at the national level for natural resource based parks and recreation. …

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