This is because the number of people strolling through a park or biking along a trail tend to be significantly underestimated. We have observed that the flow of visitors entering parks and trails is unique for each city and each site.
Data collected from automatic counters will help you better understand the usage patterns of parks, recreation facilities and trails. Increased knowledge of the actual attendance flow also helps in the management of personnel and in the development of maintenance schedules.
Collecting annual attendance data for parks and recreation facilities will also help in developing grant proposals and justifying investments.