Examining disparities in access to parks and recreation resources in southern California

The Foundation's Active Living Research program was designed to support investigator-initiated research to identify and assess structural, environmental, and policy changes with the potential to increase population levels of physical activity.The purpose of this project is to explain intrametropolitan disparities in access to park/recreational opportunities in Los Angeles County, California, in relation to patterns of demand by sociodemographic subpopulations. Differences in access will be related to variations in urban landscape and opportunities, diverse leisure preferences, environmental injustice, and fiscal capacity of localities and nonprofits. Using park audits, telephone surveys, and Census data, regression analysis will be performed to explain differential park/recreation access after controlling for demographic demand.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $199,777.00

Awarded on: 3/23/2006

Time frame: 4/1/2006 - 3/31/2009

Grant Number: 57279


University of Southern California Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences

3551 Trousdale Parkway, ADM 304
Los Angeles, 90089-4012


Jennifer R. Wolch
Project Director