Kaboom said “In reality we're simply not able to easily know the special needs of the majority of the individuals within our community”
Cities an use a similar system to the libraries interbranch loan.
When a request comes in for a piece of equipment, if it is not available on site, order it. Equipment will arrive in a few days and from then on be available at the location it was requested from.
using this methodology, parks will no longer purchase equipment that is never used, and have more funds to buy equipment that is actually used.