Fermata Inc. is deeply involved in developing parks and recreation strategies throughout the nation (and world, for that matter). In recent months Fermata completed a strategic opportunity plan for Philadelphia Parks and Recreation. The following are links to important parks and recreation research from the National Recreation and Park Association.
Synopsis of 2010 Research Papers: The Key Benefits
The Benefits of Physical Activity: The Scientific Evidence
Measuring the Economic Impact of Park and Recreation Services
Parks and Other Green Environments: Essential Components of a Healthy Human Habitat
Air Quality Effects of Urban Trees and Parks
The Rationale for Recreation Services for Youth: An Evidenced Based Approach