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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)

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