Abstract Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic focused attention on city parks as important public resources. However, monitoring park use over time poses practical challenges. Thus, pandemic-related trends are unknown. Methods We analyzed monthly mobility data from a large panel of smartphone devices, to assess park visits from January 2018 to November 2020 in the 50 largest U.S. cities. Results In our sample of 11,890 city parks, visits declined by 36.0 % (95 % CI [27.3, 43.6], p
Jay, Jonathan, Felicia Heykoop, Linda Hwang, Jorrit de Jong, and Michelle Kondo. "Use of smartphone mobility data to analyze city park visits during the COVID-19 pandemic." Landscape and Urban Planning 228 (December 2022): 104554.