Programs: Excellence Series : RecExcel


Picture this...

Your city’s indoor pool was built in the 1970s, and now it’s about as relevant as the bell-bottoms in your attic.

Your recreation department wants to look further than the physical structure of the pool, and see a broader picture of how the pool operates in terms of participation, revenues, and other data. The city has completed the RecFocus module on pools, but now you want a broader review of how services are provided.

Welcome to RecExcel. These modules on participation and access, revenue generation, sustainability, and maintenance, at both the principles and practices levels, will provide you with the necessary in-depth assessment to move forward!

RecExcel is an analytical data service that measures the competencies of municipalities and organizations and suggests relevant parks and recreation best practices, helping them pursue excellence and achieve their strategic goals in these areas:

  • Programs
  • Parks
  • Facilities
  • Community Building
  • Leadership
  • Management

RecExcel: Intro

This FREE introduction to RecExcel offers a basic assessment of your department or organization’s strengths and weaknesses and compares them to other communities.

Register for FREE for RecExcel: Intro

RecExcel: Principles

RecExcel: Principles evaluates your community’s performance in the pursuit of excellence in over 150 key recreation and parks principles. Establish your strategic goals, identify areas of improvement, and compare yourself to other communities in this intermediate version of RecExcel. 

RecExcel: Practices

Expanding on RecExcel: Principles, Practices analyzes your community’s performance on over 1000 recreation and parks data points, giving you the tools to achieve your short term and long term strategic goals. Discover best practices, build action plans, and track your performance over time in this premium version of RecExcel.


  ARPA Member Price Non-Member Price
RecExcel: Intro FREE FREE
RecExcel: Principles Available in 2016 Available in 2016
RecExcel: Practices Available in 2016 Available in 2016

* Prices are based on an annual calendar year subscription

For more information, please contact Janet Naclia at

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