Socio-economic inequitable access to nature, parks, and recreation has been long standing across the globe with direct and indirectly disproportionate impacts on various people - the culturally and linguistically diverse; indigenous, black, and brown communities; low socio-economic communities; the aged and women; casual workforce status communities; and LGBTQ. COVID-19 not only highlighted but also accelerated these inequities, resulting in heightened demands for equitable access to quality public parks and recreation. International speakers in this session will focus on how you can use data to understand the inequities in your park and recreation system and explore strategies for addressing equitable access to quality parks and the equitable provision of recreation programs and facilities.
- Understand how to use data to quantify and understand park and recreation system inequities
- Understand how data can be integrated into all aspects of decision making for equitable access to parks and recreation system services
- Understand how to use data to equitably schedule park maintenance and asset replacement schedules
- Understand how to use data to equitably address recreation program and facility service needs and allocate staff and funds