This article examines whether renovated and unrenovated playgrounds have different levels of use and activity. There is a relatively small body of research on the impact of the built environment on children's physical activity.
Researchers visited 10 renovated and 10 unrenovated playgrounds in Cleveland, Ohio to track levels of attendance and physical activity at each playground. The researchers conducted paired t-tests, Wilcoxon Signed Rank tests, and regression analyses to identify differences between the sets of playgrounds.
Renovated playgrounds may help increase the level and intensity of physical activity among children.