Parks, Trails, and Health Workbook: Tool for Planners, Parks and Recreational Professionals, Health Practitioners


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

This workbook is intended as an outline and quick guide for incorporating public health considerations in the development of a park or trail. Its intended and potential uses include helping you:

  • Facilitate interagency and stakeholder discussion and collaboration related to parks, trails, and community health issues.
  • Find data and information to engage and enlist new health partners, funding resources and stakeholders.
  • Assess the health and community needs for a new park/trail project or enhancement.
  • (US only) - Prepare for a health impact assessment or for health grant applications.

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