Browse: Shared Use

These resources can help school districts and municipal organizations make use of playgrounds, fields, and gymnasiums that would otherwise not be open after hours for sports, exercise classes, or other types of activity. Shared use allows for a more efficient use of public space and money, and is an inexpensive strategy against childhood obesity, particularly in lower income communities. Click here to learn more about our National Shared Use Task Force, Shared Use Ambassadors, Shared Use Resolution, and other resources.

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December 2, 2020
Safe Routes to Parks Activating Communities program 2020 participants share about their work and how they shifted their activities in light of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Fact Sheets

This fact sheet provides a quick summary of the report cards' scoring structure, including the indicators and possible points in each of the core topic areas and an example report card showing the different components.

Reports, Evaluations, and Toolkits

Promoting Shared Use Cover

Shared use is a tool that property owners can use to fill a need in their community for recreational facilities and increase opportunities for physical activity. This guide covers two types of promotion: promoting your shared use space to program providers and promoting the activities and programs to community members.

Case Studies

These new resources tell the stories of state- and local-level campaign wins for active transportation funding, Safe Routes to School, Complete Streets, shared use, and environmental justice policies. 

Model Policies

Grassroots efforts to improve equitable access to swimming facilities in a low-income neighborhood in Minneapolis, Minn. (10.5% Latino), spurred a formalized Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).


bike in snow

This is a crowdsourced photo library featuring walking and rolling to schools, parks, and around the community in all types of weather - rainy, gusty, snowy, and sunny!

Journal Articles

This article by building design and construction design includes successful examples of joint use in Santa Ana, CA; Canton, OH and Wheaton, Ill.