A Pop-Up Park in Northern California: Engaging Residents in More Affluent Communities Around Novel Active Living Solutions (2013-2014)


Partners

  • Los Altos City Manager's office
  • Passerelle Investments, Inc., Los Altos, CA

Population

  • 9 residents, ranging from teenagers to older adults

Goals

  • Evaluate a temporary "pop-up" park, a means of promoting active living in urban areas, in the local community

Outcomes

  • Changed the perception of the area from lonely and empty to welcoming and inviting
  • Reported developing a sense of connectedness and community

Publication

Salvo D, Sheats JL,Winger SJ, et al. Impacts of a Temporary Urban Pop-Up Park on Physical Activity and Other Individual- and Community-Level Outcomes.  Journal of Urban Health, 2017.

 

Our Voice Impact

"This experience has changed my life.  I see inadequacies everywhere I go as it relates to pedestrian access and safety.  I even stop [at] construction sites to remind them to be considerate of the handicapped in our community.  Thank you all so much for this awareness and empowerment to require change."

~ Pam Jiner, GirlTrek Advocacy Leader, Denver CO