Surveys, simulations, and benchmarking for Parks & Recreation Leaders to
Deliver the Best Park Amenities for Your Community
Engage residents in prioritizing park programming and investments and make the most out of your outdoor spaces.
Keeping your community satisfied with your parks & recreation amenities is overwhelming
Most parks and rec departments rely on expensive contractors. Without the proper surveys, simulations, and benchmarking data to help:
You risk funding the wrong things
Your facilities sit empty
Programming participation is low
You can’t make progress on critical projects
You’re missing out on funding opportunities
You’re left guessing about what your residents value most
Avoid funding the wrong things
Don’t waste time and money on projects your residents don’t value.
Give your community what they want
Use surveys and data to identify your community’s top parks and rec priorities.
Love your active community
Make decisions with confidence, create lasting change, and build a vibrant place to live.
Align your parks and recreation plans to your community's expectations. Here’s how it works:
Gather input and encourage community member participation.
Identify what’s important
Find out what park projects matter most to your residents.
Take Action With Confidence
Implement findings into your projects and programming.
We know that running a successful parks and rec department isn’t easy. We’re here to help.
60,000 questions answered
30+ years of benchmarking comparisons
30 million American voices represented
The comprehensive parks and rec platform that gives you everything you need.
Comprehensive public data about your city collected and analyzed by experts. See important community data all in one place. Measure data points over time.
- Actionable data for strategic and comprehensive plans
- Data to align city council and city managers on important issues
- A go-to source for grant application data and evidence
Gather community member input on any topic at any time with customizable or templated surveys, polls, live events, and simulations.
- The simplest and fastest way to interact with verified community members
- Build support by showing residents the real constraints government leaders face
- Collect high quality data for strategic planning and budgeting
Get data about your community, from your community. National benchmark comparison surveys that help you identify priorities and see where you stand next to the national average.
- The most representative community data available
- Align your goals with what matters most to residents
- Use data for prioritizing, planning, and budgeting
Engagement tools that build resident support for your local government budget.
As a Strategic Government Finance Leader, it’s your responsibility to guide a budgeting process that acts in the best interest of your community. But while you understand the complexities of a city budget, including the tough tradeoffs that have to be made, your residents may not. This misunderstanding is not only frustrating, but also results in public contention when resident priorities are not met.
Balancing Act Budget by Polco’s Simulations bridge the gap between local governments and their communities by providing an easy way to educate, inform, and collect input on the budget.
Our simulations allow residents to step into your shoes and experience the difficulties and cost constraints of balancing a city budget firsthand, which creates empathy in a way traditional town halls cannot. Plus, the user-friendly and visual interfaces are simple to use and understand.
We want residents to know the importance of the programs and services their local government provides.That’s why our tools are designed to help you garner resident support and understanding to help make your job just that much easier.