Background: Parks have been proposed as a feature of the built environment that may promote
increased physical activity. Little, if any, research has investigated the role of the park social environment
in promoting physical activity within parks, however.
Purpose: To examine whether social capital is a collective feature of the park environment and
whether it is associated with park use and park-based physical activity.
Methods: Adult park users (n=222) were surveyed in 27 neighborhood...
Authors: Katherine Theall, Andrew Mowen, Stephanie Broyles, Jeanette Gustat, Ariane Rung