This presentation is part of the Exploring the Great Outdoors session.
Engagement is the cornerstone of a successful Safe Routes to Parks initiative. In this session you will learn about when and how to incorporate community members and community partners into each phase of the Safe Routes to Parks Action Framework. This will be demonstrated through select stories from the 10 pilot communities. The pilot projects range from increasing safe pedestrian connections from main streets to parks in rural and suburban communities to overcoming real and perceived crime in urban communities so that parks can be safe public spaces for people to be active and gather together.
Presenter: Rachel Banner, Program Manager, National Recreation and Park Association