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.
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.