Studying the factors within neighborhoods and parks that impact on children's physical activity

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.This study will gather information to determine the relationship between specific elements within neighborhood parks and objective measures of children's physical activity. Researchers will assess the contribution of objectively measured neighborhood park characteristics in explaining objective measures of children's physical activity in parks. They will determine how these objective measures of neighborhood environments are related to how children use parks for physical activity. They will also assess the importance of parent and adult supervision on children's use of parks for physical activity. Finally, researchers will determine whether the extent of park use and children's physical activity differs by race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status and gender.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $205,112.00

Awarded on: 11/22/2006

Time frame: 1/1/2007 - 6/30/2009

Grant Number: 59449


North Carolina State University, College of Design

Campus Box 7701
Raleigh, 27695-7701


Robin C. Moore
Project Director