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Parks, trails, and recreational facilities provide a wide variety of opportunities for physical activity and can help many Americans lead a more active lifestyle. This infographic highlights evidence that parks and recreation areas can increase physical activity levels while also providing economic benefits to families and communities. The infographic also shows that racial disparities exist in access to parks and recreational facilities.
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This infographic is also available in Spanish: El Papel de los Parques y la Recreación en la Promoción de la Actividad Física