This study evaluated the effectiveness of the Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership (ORLP) program, which funds parks in low-income urban neighborhoods across the country. The results of this study can be used to improve ORLP program design, administration and implementation. This research can also inform solutions to ensure more equitable access to outdoor recreation for disadvantaged urban communities across the country


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  • Kitty Craig, director of urban to wild program, The Wilderness Society

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