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Recreation Facility Evaluation Tool

The Recreation Facility Evaluation Tool was prepared by the University of South Carolina Prevention Research Center for a Special Interest Project funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A paper describing the development of the tool is in press.

This instrument can be used to identify and evaluate Parks, Playgrounds, Sports Fields, Aquatic Facilities/Pools, and Recreation Centers. Each park and recreation center can be rated with respect to safety, condition, and maintenance of the facility. The evaluation tool was developed for facilities in a medium-sized county (population 104,237) located in the southeastern United States. The tool takes approximately 20 minutes to complete per facility. Instructions are included in the document.

File Name File Download Format
Recreation Facility Evaluation Tool PDF*

Suggested citation:

Cavnar MM, Kirtland KA, Evans MH, Wilson DK, Williams JE, Mixon GM, Henderson KA. (2003, August). Recreation Facility Evaluation Instrument. Prevention Research Center, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina. Retrieved [date] from the World Wide Web.

http://prevention.sph.sc.edu/tools/docs/documents_recfacility.pdf

Publication in Press

Cavnar MM, Kirtland KA, Evans MH, Wilson DK, Williams JE, Mixon GM, Henderson KA. (2004) Evaluating the Quality of Recreation Facilities: Development of an Assessment Tool. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, 22(1):96-114.

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