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Income of Neighborhoods Decides Various Park Amenities

by Rukmani Krishna on  March 25, 2013 at 9:53 AM General Health News   - G J E 4
Every community in America has its share of parks. Despite this, park amenities in certain communities can be lacking, which can be detrimental to the health of potential patrons. Now, a University of Missouri researcher has found that while more parks exist in lower-income neighborhoods, they tend to be less attractive than parks in upper- and middle-class neighborhoods, which have more amenities and are more visually pleasing.
 Income of Neighborhoods Decides Various Park Amenities
Income of Neighborhoods Decides Various Park Amenities
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"Parks are important for physical activity and socialization among community members," said Sonja Wilhelm Stanis, assistant professor in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism at MU. "However, our research suggests that resources are not always distributed equitably."

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Source: Eurekalert
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