“The study also found limited access to healthy foods and safe places for exercise in the county’s primarily Latino neighborhoods.”
We have noticed here in East Palo Alto that the lack of agreement between the city and school district to open the schools as public parks severely limits access to safe places to exercise. When we are using the field, a LOT of people come out to use the rubberized track to exercise at Cesar Chavez school. Men and women are walking, some are jogging, some are pushing strollers. When we are not using the field, the gate is locked, and many people come to the locked gate, look in, then have to turn around and go home.
In Mountain View, the Latino community is centered around the Castro area. Rengstorff park is the only park in this area, and the only play field. Most of the fields are much farther to the north and south. We have explored having some RYAA activities in this area, but the lack of facilities in bike riding distance make it difficult, and the other facilities are generally all booked by other groups.