Session Details

Active Parks, Healthy Cities

The National Study of Neighborhood Parks found that many local parks are underutilized for physical activity, especially among females and seniors. But they also offer an opportunity to get all people, regardless of age, gender, physical ability or income, outdoors and moving.

In this session you'll hear about innovative programs from four different cities across the U.S. who are creating creative partnerships to get their residents active in local parks.

Session Presentation Slides

Slide Deck: Active Parks, Healthy Cities


  • Learn the collaborative process used across departments and about the open artist proposal process.
  • Learn how to structure a replicable, cost effective program that activates public spaces and builds community.
  • Learn how to use data and statistics to measure impact.
  • Hear about the five objectives to consider when developing a policy on gender equality.