An Initiative to Facilitate Park Usage, Discovery, and Physical Activity Among Children and Adolescents in Greenville County, South Carolina, 2014
ORIGINAL RESEARCH — Volume 14 — February 9, 2017
The front of the passport shows the Park Hop logo (a frog) and the locations of parks in Greenville, South Carolina. It asks questions such as “What is the age of the child submitting this passport?” and “Did you visit any new parks for the first time?” and asks for contact information (name of participant) and contact information for parents and guardians. It also shows the logos of the various sponsors of the Park Hop program.
Figure 1. The Park Hop passport (front) used by children and adolescents to answer questions posed by clues placed in parks in Greenville County, South Carolina, 2014.
The back of the passport is titled “Get Hoppin’ and Livewell Greenville” and shows 19 clues. The top of the passport has the following message: “In order to guide you along the way on your journey we have provided you with this passport to record the answers to your clues and track your progress on this fun summer adventure.” Here is an example of a clue: “This 20-acre park features rolling greens, water features, colorful landscaping, children’s playgrounds and paved pathways ideal for walking, jogging and biking. Take the walking paths to the bottom of the hill at Legacy Park until you reach the pond. How many water fountains are in the pond?”
Figure 2. The Park Hop passport (back) used by children and adolescents to answer questions posed by clues placed in parks in Greenville County, South Carolina, 2014.
Screenshot shows the home screen, where participants can click on the Park Hop scavenger hunt.
Figure 3. Screen shot of home screen, Park Hop mobile app, Greenville County, South Carolina, 2014.
Screenshot lists parks in the scavenger hunt. It shows the number of park visits completed and the number of park visits remaining.
Figure 4. Screenshot of the list of parks included in the scavenger hunt, Park Hop mobile app, Greenville County, South Carolina, 2014.
The screen shot shows a clue for Cedar Falls Park: “Follow the interpretive signs and discover who operated the power plant at Cedar Falls Park in the early 1900’s. Who was it?”
Figure 5. Screenshot showing an example of a Park Hop park clue, Park Hop mobile app, Greenville County, South Carolina, 2014.
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