COVID-19 and its restrictions on parks and recreation delivery have highlighted the importance of the sector to our citizens. The challenges of pandemic crisis management in the sector has also provided an opportunity to position parks and recreation delivery within a broader public health and community well-being conversation.

This latest policy brief, #51 in the NCO series, was created in partnership with the Centre for Sport Capacity and addresses the role of parks and recreation as an important policy tool to address broad society-level crises facing all Niagara communities. It is written by Dr. Julie Stevens, Dr. Martha Barnes, Sarah Ane, and Dr. Carol Phillips.

Published By: Brock University Niagara Community Observatory

Publication Date: May 2021

Click here to view: Policy Brief #51 Parks and Recreation as an Essential Service: Using a health equity lens to strengthen provision in Niagara

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