Changes in Physical Activity After Installation of a Fitness Zone in a Community Park
ORIGINAL RESEARCH — Volume 15 — August 9, 2018
This photograph shows 8 pieces of equipment installed in a park: a 2-person lateral pull, a 2-person back and arms combination resistance, a 2-person vertical arm press, a 2-person chest press, a set of combination bars, a 2-person sit-up bench, a parallel dip and stretch machine, and polymetric steps. The background shows that the park is close to the street. Trees, small buildings, and cars are also shown.
Fitness zone in Eastgate Park, Garden Grove, 2016. Photography by Mojgan Sami.
This Google Maps Image shows an aerial view of Eastgate Park which is a small park in a suburban neighborhood in Garden Grove, California. The park is divided into five quadrants with a public pool visible in the center, a community center visible towards the right hand side of the image and a covered picnic area in the left hand side of the image. There are clusters of trees, a playground and green spaces visible.
Aerial map of Eastgate Park, Garden Grove, 2015. Researchers divided the park into 5 target areas. Target area 3 encompasses the site of the fitness zone, which was installed in December 2015. Image obtained from Google Maps (www.google.com/maps/place/Eastgate+Parkemail@example.com,-118.0346572,156m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x80dd2f26e4a34b8b:0xfb28efa20564369!8m2!3d33.788409!4d-118.03411), and graphics were added by the researchers.
Distribution of activity levels in Eastgate Park at preintervention and postintervention, by target area and overall, Garden Grove, California, 2015–2016. Percentages were calculated on the basis of person-periods, defined as the contribution to the study of a single park user who occupied a target area for all or part of a 15-minute period.
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