Statistics of Play
1 in 5: Children in the U.S. who live within walking
distance of a park or playground (Centers for Disease Control).
29: Percentage of increased incidence of childhood obesity
in neighborhoods without a park or playground.
5x: Likelihood of a child being a healthy weight if there is
a park or playground within a half mile, compared to children without a nearby
60: Minutes of daily physical activity recommended by the
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for young people aged 6-17.
29: Percentage of U.S. high-school students who engag....
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Great collection of stats!