Active Play Areas
Schoolyards provide an opportunity for the built environment to promote physical activity for children and the surrounding community. Colorado's recent surge in childhood obesity threatens the future health of the state. Preventing and combating the childhood obesity epidemic requires a multi-faceted approach. Studies show that well-planned and equipped schoolyards increase physical activity. Learning Landscapes is working with Colorado school districts to design active play areas with the goal of increasing physical activity at schools across the state.