Go Pennsylvania! The Quaker State/Keystone State/State of Independence is taking dramatic steps to improve the quantity, quality and access to play facilities for their citizens over the next five years, despite the economic downturn.
According to Department of Conservation and Natural Resources acting Secretary John Quigley, "The results of four in-depth surveys to support this plan show that families are spending less time outdoors; children are more obese than ever before; and residents are calling for access to close-to-home recreation, walkable and bikable communities, protected lands and waters, and well-maintained park facilities."
In light of those surveys, the recommendations made by the plan include:
Read more about the plan here: Pennsylvania's new five-year Outdoor Recreation Plan focuses on outdoor activities (The Medical News)
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