More than four in five adults prize virtual health resources, like those delivered by local park and recreation professionals. Parents and younger adults find the virtual health resources provided by park and recreation agencies to be particularly valuable.

Local park and recreation professionals and their agencies offer a wide variety of virtual classes and courses geared to people of all ages and abilities: fitness classes, health and safety courses, health literacy classes (e.g., healthy cooking, chronic disease prevention/management), academic classes (e.g., STEM, reading, writing, digital learning), arts and crafts, mindfulness classes (e.g., meditation, yoga, tai chi) and leadership and workforce development (e.g., mentoring, career exploration, resume writing).

Key Findings

  • Eighty-two percent of adults find virtual health resources valuable
  • Eighty-nine percent of parents find virtual health resources valuable
  • Younger generations are more likely to find virtual health resources valuable when compared to their older peers:
    • Gen Z 90 percent
    • Millennials 87 percent
    • Gen X 84 percent
    • Baby boomers 75 percent
  • Parents are more likely than non-parents to find greater value in:
    • Physical activity classes
    • Health and safety courses
    • Academic classes
    • Arts and crafts classes
    • Leadership and workforce development
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