• Jan 4, 2019

    The Power of a Neighborhood Park

    Nelson Beckford

    Nelson Beckford of The Cleveland Foundation discusses his lifetime admiration for neighborhood parks and how they benefit the communities they serve.

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  • Oct 18, 2017

    Here’s How Cities Can Get the Most Out of Their Parks


    Read how targeted programming and amenities can increase park usage and better serve park residents.

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  • Jun 29, 2017

    City Parks: Important Foundation for Youth

    Neighborhood parks are a portal to experiencing the natural world, a community hub for families and neighbors, and a place for outdoor learning.

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  • Feb 1, 2017

    Exercise Bargain: Are Walking Loops Worth the Investment?

    Environmental Health Perspectives

    In an era of shrinking budgets, physician Deborah Cohen (RAND Corporation) wanted to see whether walking loops are a good investment for park planners.

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  • Feb 1, 2017

    The Prevalence and Use of Walking Loops in Neighborhood Parks: A National Study

    Environmental Health Perspective

    Although individuals can walk on streets and sidewalks, walking loops in parks offer a setting to walk in nature and to avoid interruptions from traffic.

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  • Nov 14, 2016

    The Neighborhood Park: An Underused Oasis

    Deborah Cohen

    The average neighborhood park is underused, but modest updates can lead more people to engage in routine physical activity and enjoy healthier lives.

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