The Massachusetts Joint Use Toolkit: Helping Kids and Communities Be Healthy and Active

This toolkit focuses on helping community members plan to share public buildings and grounds for the purpose of expanding opportunities for physical exercise and active recreation. 

Schools are used in many of the examples because they are popular sites for joint use. However, the information in the toolkit applies to any municipal space, and can also be used to develop joint use arrangements with private entities, such as colleges. Although schools and other public buildings can open their doors afterhours for a variety of reasons, the goal of the Massachusetts Joint Use Toolkit is to promote community wellness by increasing opportunities for physical activity through joint use.

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