Equitable Access to Parks and Recreation Is Vital to Communities Everywhere

August 20, 2020, Department, by National Recreation and Park Association

2020 September Park Pulse 410

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A large majority (87 percent) of U.S. adults say it's important for people to have fair and just access to high-quality park and recreation programs, services and facilities that create healthy, resilient and economically vibrant communities.

Essential programs, services and facilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Parks and Green Spaces
  • Recreation Facilities
  • Youth Sports and Programs

Two-thirds (67 percent) of U.S. adults think fair and just access to these types of programs, services and facilities is extremely or very important.

Each month, through a poll of 1,000 U.S. residents focused on park and recreation issues, NRPA Park Pulse helps tell the park and recreation story. Questions span from the serious to the more lighthearted. The survey was conducted by Wakefield Research.

Visit the NRPA Park Pulse webpage for more information.