Study of park characteristics and their relationship to duration and intensity of 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 determine the duration, total activity and intensity of activity at parks and other land parcel types, and determine the neighborhood environment and socio-demographic characteristics that predict the frequency that a child chooses to visit a park. The final aim of this study is to determine the park elements (e.g., play equipment) youth choose to utilize to be active when at a park. The sample will include equal numbers of African American, Hispanic, and Caucasian girls and boys from the neighborhood surrounding Delaware Park in Buffalo, New York.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $205,153.00

Awarded on: 12/6/2006

Time frame: 1/1/2007 - 12/31/2008

Grant Number: 59450


Research Foundation for State University of New York

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James N. Roemmich
Project Director