Skip to Main Content
Development of a use estimation process at a metropolitan park districtAuthor(s): Andrew J. Mowen
Source: In: Kyle, Gerard, comp., ed. 2001. Proceedings of the 2000 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-276. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 276-277
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
PDF: Download Publication (165.27 KB)
DescriptionThe need for a committed system to monitor and track visitation over time is increasingly recognized by agencies and organizations that must be responsive to staffing, budgeting, and relations with external stakeholders. This paper highlights a process that one metropolitan park agency uses to monitor visitation, discusses the role of validity and reliability in the establishment of a sustained counting system, and highlights some of the challenges and limitations inherent in estimating visitation with inductive loop counters.
- Check the Northern Research Station web site to request a printed copy of this publication.
- Our on-line publications are scanned and captured using Adobe Acrobat.
- During the capture process some typographical errors may occur.
- Please contact Sharon Hobrla, email@example.com if you notice any errors which make this publication unusable.
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
CitationMowen, Andrew J. 2001. Development of a use estimation process at a metropolitan park district. In: Kyle, Gerard, comp., ed. 2001. Proceedings of the 2000 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-276. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 276-277
- A comparison of tourists and local visitors to National Estuarine Research Reserve sites
- Effects of climate change on outdoor recreation [Chapter 10]
- Using social media as data to better understand recreation on public lands
XML: View XML