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To ensure healthy, active communities and a future for outdoor conservation, America’s
young people must be engaged in outdoor participation. Nationwide efforts to reconnect
youth to the outdoors are critical to reaching young people, increasing accessibility of
outdoor recreation for all Americans and educating future outdoor enthusiasts about the
diversity of the nation’s backyard.
For the seventh year in a row, The Outdoor Foundation® has produced the Outdoor
Recreation Participation Report to provide a deeper understanding of American
participation in outdoor activities with a focus on youth and diversity. This annual report
helps explain the state of outdoor participation for the outdoor industry, federal officials and
state and local organizations. With this in-depth information, we can all work together to
end America’s inactivity crisis and obesity epidemic and reconnect youth to the outdoors.