The Community Park Audit Tool (CPAT) is a user-friendly and reliable tool designed to evaluate parks for their potential to promote physical activity.
The Community Park Audit Tool (CPAT) was developed in 2010 in Kansas City, Missouri with the involvement of over 30 community stakeholders from diverse disciplines (parks and recreation, public health, planning, youth agencies, high school students, etc.) through a series of three workshops and field testing in over 60 parks. The tool contains four sections – Park Information, Access and Surrounding Neighborhood, Park Activity Areas, and Park Quality and Safety – over 6 pages. Although the CPAT is designed to be user-friendly with definitions and instructions built into the tool, an accompanying guidebook containing more detailed directions is also available.