'First National Study of Neighborhood Parks' Finds Few Taking Advantage

Most neighborhood parks go relatively unused by adult populations and women, giving young children, mostly boys, the run of the place.
May 20, 2016, 6am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Nathan Collins reports on the findings of a new study that examines the use of parks around the United States. "The First National Study of Neighborhood Parks" finds that parks are mostly geared toward young children, which is a problem, "because parks are one of the easiest and least expensive places for an increasingly sedentary society to get exercise."

Collins details the methodology of the study, undertaken by RAND Corporation researcher Deborah Cohen and published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine. The article includes a few of the demographic highlights from the study.

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Published on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 in Pacific Standard
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