Physical Activity and Adolescents Project
Partner: Baltimore City Department of Parks and Recreation
2008. Ries, A.V., Gittelsohn, J.G., Voorhees, C.C., Roche, K.M., Clifton, K, & Astone, N.M. The Environment and Urban Adolescents Use of Recreational Facilities for Physical Activity: A Qualitative Study. American Journal of Health Promotion, 23(1):43-50.
2004. McMurray, R. G., Ring, K. B., Treuth, M. S., Welk, G. J., Pate, R. R., Schmitz, M. K., Pickrel, J. L., Gonzalez, V., Almedia, M. J. C. A., Young, D. R., & Sallis, J. F . Comparison of two approaches to structured physical activity surveys for adolescents. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 36(12):2135-43.
2006. Ries, A.V., Voorhees, C.C., Alexander, C., Gittelsohn, J., & Roche, K. “Environmental influences on the use of recreation centers and parks for physical activity among African American adolescents.” Presentation: Robert Wood Johnson Active Living Research Conference. San Diego, CA.
December, 2008. "Slender in the Grass," an article linking green spaces with improved health among young people that quotes extensively from the parks and recreation centers Issues Brief. Appeared in the December 10, 2008 issue of Time magazine.