Credit Where It's Due

Brief

Credit Where It's Due

February 1, 2005

Abstract

Urban parks have long played a vital role in community-based programs for young people. Their traditional role has been to provide venues for play--open spaces, playgrounds, sports fields, and recreational programs. But parks can go much further than simply providing opportunities for recreation. As the examples provided show urban parks can contribute to the fight against crime, childhood obesity, or run-down neighborhoods.

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