Faculty Advisor

Jiusto, J. Scott

Faculty Advisor

Peet, R. Creighton

Project Center

Worcester Community Project Center


The project goal was to help the Worcester Division of Public Health (WDPH) fulfill the Community Health Improvement Plan objective to increase community member engagement in physical activity by developing a set of promotional tools to increase awareness of local accessible recreation opportunities. To accomplish this goal, we created the S.T.A.R.S. criteria - Safety, Transportation, Access, Recreation, and Social Value - to assess health equity of public recreation spaces. Using the evaluation and scoring system, we produced a set of featured recreation spaces that are publicly displayed using a web page, interactive map, guidebook, brochure, and video. We provided the WDPH an updated “RecSpace” database and associated instruction manual for updating these promotional resources.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2018

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs