Public parks and the pandemic: how park usage has been affected by COVID-19 policies

Joel Abraham, Zoe Volenec, Alexander Becker & Andrew Dobson
Public parks serve an important societal function as recreational spaces for diverse communities of people, with well documented physical and mental health benefits. As such, parks may be crucial for how people have handled effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly the increasingly limited recreational opportunities, widespread financial uncertainty, and consequent heightened anxiety. Despite the documented benefits of parks, however, many states have instituted park shutdown orders due to fears that public parks could facilitate SARS-CoV-2...
1 citation reported since publication in 2021.
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