Study: Signage improvements can spur public-park use

Improving signage and raising awareness about activities can encourage use of public parks and boost a community's physical fitness levels, according to a RAND Corp. study. "When physical-activity opportunities and reminders become more obvious -- whether they are overt signs or notices for classes or new walking paths -- they may lead people to becoming more active, especially if they are already in a park," lead researcher Deborah Cohen said.

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