Many kids must go over half a mile in high-crime neighborhoods across busy streets to find safe places to play. Schools in their neighborhoods, could open gyms, courts, and fields through shared use. Physical activity promotes scholastic performance, healthy weight, and self-esteem.
phys·i·cal ac·tiv·i·ty des·ert(noun): An urban area in which it is difficult to find a safe, affordable place to engage in physical activity.
Physical activity deserts are indicated by light blue circles.