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The city of Douglasville, Georgia, Parks and
Recreation Department conducted an internal
equity audit to assess what equity issues were
present and how to address them.

Addressing

EQUITY
How a global pandemic helped the
city of Douglasville, Georgia, expose
pre-existing inequities
By Christopher Bass, CPRP

A

cross the country, park and recreation professionals have been
challenged with finding creative
ways to offer essential, highquality health and recreational services during
the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
As agencies adapt to this " new normal, " it is
evident that things won't be the same. With
programs like esports and virtual classes and
camps trending, park and recreation professionals are finding ways to bring recreation to
the homes of the people we serve. These innovative programs strengthen community engagement during these unprecedented times.
However, as the days and months go by, equity
gaps continue to widen in many communities
- specifically for communities of color and
under-invested, at-risk neighborhoods.

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