Most Americans Walk for Fun

July 1, 2017, Department, by NRPA

Park Pulse 410

A Park Pulse poll conducted by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) asked 1,007 Americans ages 18+ where they like to walk for leisure or pleasure.

Nine in 10 Americans walk for fun. Their favorite places to walk include local parks, along beaches or rivers, and neighborhood sidewalks.

Walking is a popular recreational activity for Americans of all ages.

93% - Millennials

90% - GenXers

88% - Baby Boomers

Americans with children are more likely to walk for leisure or pleasure, mainly at their local park.

(c)2017 National Recreation and Park Association

The National Recreation and Park Association Survey was conducted by Wakefield Research  among 1,003 nationally representative Americans, ages 18+, between March 6th and March 13th, 2017, using an email invitation and an online survey. Quotas have been set to ensure reliable and accurate representation of the U.S. adult population 18 and older. The margin of error for this study is +/- 3.1 perccentage points at the 95% confidence level.