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    Author(s): Lincoln R. Larson; Jason W. Whiting; Gary T. Green; J.M. Bowker
    Date: 2015
    Source: Journal of Park and Recreation Administration
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Southern Research Station
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    A growing body of research has documented positive relationships among youth physical activity levels and park use. However, most investigations to date have focused on municipal parks, and relatively little is known about the physical activity levels of racially and ethnically diverse populations of youth using different types of parks in non-urban settings. This exploratory case study addressed these resaarch gaps by examining the influence of non-urban state parks on the physical activity of youth in northern Georgia.

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    Larson, Lincoln R.; Whiting, Jason W.; Green, Gary T.; Bowker, J.M. 2015. Contributions of non-urban state parks to youth physical activity: A case study in northern Georgia. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration 33(2): 20-36. 17 p.

    Keywords

    children, parks, physical activity, race/ethnicity, recreation

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