What is Joint-use?
To my understanding, it is the sharing of a building or open space by two parties.
Let us take a school, such as Sierra Vista, if we implemented joint-use, one party would be the school body and another party, the community. We could isolate one part of the establishment such as the school gym and let both parties make use of it. Such as, students in gym class, after school athletes, as well as families in the community looking for a great physical activity to do together.
In one of our past meetings we discussed and shared whether this would be a good thing for our community. I personally think it would. There is not much green area in our city and I personally do not have my own gym-sized basketball court in my backyard. As we shared, youth leaders came up with some pros and cons to this idea.
Here’s a list :
-more opportunities to be fit
-more $ saved by not having to maintain separate facilities
-impeding with practice
Share your opinions with us.
What do you think about joint- use in your community?