Park access continue to drop due to the pandemic

Contrary to reports of a spike in new park visitors during this pandemic. A new study shows that the use of outdoor parks and trails in urban areas of North Carolina declined during the two summer months of 2020. Researchers surveyed 611 residents of North Carolina in August 2020 and asked them about their use of outdoor park spaces during the pandemic and how it compares to the same month last year. The researchers also used cell phone tracking data to understand outdoor urban park use across the state during the pandemic last summer, residents who use their phones at [...]