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Table 2 Counts of park visitors observed in the play-scape area at the intervention park and playground at the control park at the three time-points

From: The REVAMP natural experiment study: the impact of a play-scape installation on park visitation and park-based physical activity

  Intervention Park Control Park
T1
n (%)
T2
n (%)
T3
n (%)
T1
n (%)
T2
n (%)
T3
n (%)
Total visitor counts 132 1112 1016 448 460 390
Average hourly counts (Mean ± Std Err) 1.8 ± 0.4 14.6 ± 2.3 13.4 ± 2.2 6.1 ± 0.9 6.1 ± 1.0 5.1 ± 0.7
Sex
 Female 74 (56.1) 591 (53.1) 569 (56.0) 232 (51.8) 237 (51.5) 197 (50.5)
 Male 58 (43.9) 521 (46.9) 447 (44.0) 216 (48.2) 223 (48.5) 193 (49.5)
Age (years)
 Child (1–12) 15 (11.4) 524 (47.1) 441 (43.4) 275 (61.4) 291 (63.3) 245 (62.8)
 Teen (13–20) 0 (0) 45 (4.0) 53 (5.2) 11 (2.5) 17 (3.7) 10 (2.6)
 Adult (21–59) 37 (28.0) 426 (38.3) 428 (42.1) 116 (25.9) 143 (31.1) 134 (34.4)
 Older adult (60+) 80 (60.6) 117 (10.5) 94 (9.3) 46 (10.3) 9 (2.0) 1 (0.3)
Day of week
 Weekdays 5 (3.8) 160 (14.4) 181 (17.8) 66 (14.7) 76 (16.5) 72 (18.5)
 Weekend days 127 (96.2) 952 (85.6) 835 (82.2) 382 (85.3) 384 (83.5) 318 (81.5)
Activity levels
 Lying down/sitting 11 (8.3) 280 (25.2) 318 (31.3) 24 (5.4) 52 (11.3) 60 (15.4)
 Standing 42 (31.8) 439 (39.5) 361 (35.5) 90 (20.1) 181 (39.3) 172 (44.1)
 Moderate 76 (57.6) 343 (30.8) 287 (28.2) 247 (55.1) 166 (36.1) 95 (24.4)
 Vigorous 3 (2.3) 50 (4.5) 50 (4.9) 87 (19.4) 61 (13.3) 63 (16.2)
 MVPA 79 (59.8) 393 (35.3) 337 (33.2) 334 (74.5) 227 (49.3) 158 (40.5)
  1. The number of hourly observations windows was 76 at T2 and T3, but only 73 at T1 due to missing data
  2. MVPA moderate- vigorous-intensity physical activity