Parks, Recreation, Fitness, and Sports – STRATEGY 5

Improve physical activity monitoring and surveillance capacity to gauge program effectiveness in parks, recreation, fitness, and sports settings based on geographic population representation and physical activity levels, not merely numbers served.


  • Develop standardized benchmarking measures or criteria for evaluating program effectiveness that are reliable, valid, and easy to use.
  • Create, maintain, and disseminate an inventory of public and private parks, recreation, fitness, and sports facilities.
  • Create a national clearinghouse to consolidate and disseminate data from agencies on effective programs and facility design.
  • Assess the use of parks, recreation, fitness, and sports facilities and services through a nationwide population surveillance effort. Assess physical activity levels associated with use of these facilities and services. Evaluate cases of major improvement.

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