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Outdoor Playspaces for Children: An Evidence Review

Cross-Sectoral Connections, Health, Wellbeing & Development, Ontario, Outdoor Play Environments, Parents, Policy, Practice, Report, Research, Safety & Outdoor Play, The Position Statement on Active Outdoor Play
Position Statement on Active Outdoor Play, State of the Sector Report
About This Project

In 2017, Peterborough Public Health undertook an extensive review of evidence related to outdoor playspaces for children in response to an observed increase in playground injury rates in Peterborough compared to the rest of the province. The review focuses on evidence related to the benefits of outdoor play, safety and risk, injury prevention, physical activity, and physical and mental health, and is intended for use by the Board of Health, Peterborough Public Health, healthy space providers (e.g., municipalities, school boards, schools, parent councils), and public health policy experts. It was informed by the Position Statement on Active Outdoor Play.


Read the full Outdoor PlaySpaces Evidence Review here.