Park access and mental health among parents and children during the COVID-19 pandemic

Citation

Marnie F. Hazlehurst, Sadiya Muqueeth, Kathleen L. Wolf, Cary Simmons, Emily Kroshus, and Pooja S. Tandon. (2022). Park access and mental health among parents and children during the COVID-19 pandemic. BMC Public Health, 22, 800.


Abstract

Time spent outdoors and in nature has been associated with numerous benefits to health and well-being. We examined relationships between park access and mental health for children and parents during the COVID-19 pandemic. We also explored associations between park access and co-participation of parent and child in time outdoors, and child and parent physical activity.