Community Recreation, Fitness and Parks

STRATEGY 2
Communities should improve availability of and access to, safe, clean, and affordable community recreation, fitness, and park facilities to support physical activity for all residents. (RFP-2)

TACTICS:

Rehabilitate and upgrade existing public and non-profit community recreation, fitness, and parks facilities to encourage widespread use across the communities they serve, particularly in disadvantaged communities.  (RFP-2.1)

Objective:

  • By 2025, community park departments and recreation organizations will identify and implement evidence-based and evidence-informed physical activity programs that reach the awareness of 50% of adults and seniors through public and private sectors.

Design and build new public and non-profit facilities, such as recreation and fitness centers, parks, trails, playgrounds, waterways to expand access to physical activity in communities, especially those with limited recreational opportunities. (RFP-2.2)

Objectives:

  • By 2025, the percentage of urban residents that have a park or publicly accessible space to be physically active within a ½ mile radius of their home will increase by 10%.
  • By 2025, the percentage of residents that have a recreation or fitness facility to be physically active within a ½ mile radius of their home will increase by 10%.

Partner with government, community organizations, and businesses to fund and support practices and policies to maintain the infrastructure of community recreation, fitness, and parks facilities and spaces. (RFP-2.3)

Objective:

  • By 2025, the percentage of communities that have a documented policy or community coalition to maintain or build infrastructure of community recreation, fitness, and parks facilities and spaces will increase by 10%.

Become engaged in community planning efforts to ensure the presence of sidewalks and other physical connections that allow people to walk to community recreation, fitness, and park facilities. (RFP-2.4)

Objective:

  • By 2020, the percentage of communities that have a documented plan or community coalition to maintain or build pedestrian or active transportation infrastructure will increase by 10%.

Increase access to existing community facilities and properties, such as schools, hospitals, businesses, and community organizations, through shared use or open use policies and agreements, increased operating hours, and affordable user fees and scholarships. (RFP-2.5)

Objectives:

  • By 2025, the percentage of communities that have a documented policy or use agreement plan for community facilities and properties will increase by 10%.

Adopt strategies that improve safety and security of community recreation, fitness, and park facilities (especially in low-resource, geographically isolated and/or high-crime communities), including lighting, design features, and community policing. (RFP-2.6)

Objectives:

  • By 2025, a majority of recreation, fitness, and parks facilities will be upgraded to modern safety and security standards to increase real and perceived safety.

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