NRPA has developed this guide from Gehl’s Inclusive Healthy Places Framework to help park and recreation professionals create spaces where all people feel welcomed, respected, accommodated and safe. The Inclusive Healthy Places Companion Guide for Park and Recreation Professionals provides methods for addressing systemic barriers in order to advance health equity in public spaces. It provides approaches to use drivers, indicators and metrics that inform the planning, design, development and evaluation of public spaces. Together the framework and this companion guide will help launch a movement of Inclusive Healthy Places that becomes an inherent practice throughout park and recreation systems across the nation.


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