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1% during the first follow-up; 71.1% during second follow-up) were using equipment items as recommended by the manufacturer. The most frequently used equipment pieces were the dual pendulum, the ski machine, and the leg press; in contrast, the leg curl and the horizontal bars were used the least. A greater proportion of people in smaller parks used Fitness Zone equipment (and the Fitness Zone) than those in larger parks. Considering observed users and their activity levels, the total estimated METs was 16,900 at baseline (including the imputed values for adjusted counts). Estimated METs at first and second follow-ups were 19,383 and 18,234, representing increases of 15% and 8% from baseline, respectively. Estimated METs expended in the parks by users outside the Fitness Zones was similar at baseline and the first follow-up, but increased by 12% at the second follow-up. Fewer people used Fitness Zone parks than comparison parks at baseline; over time however, the number using Fitness Zone parks increased more than the number using comparison parks. At the first follow-up an average of 207 additional individuals used a FZ park and the average estimated energy expenditure increased by 685 METs, with neither increase being statistically significant (Table 4). Across all 12 FZ parks we interviewed 742 adult visitors at baseline, 942 at the first follow-up, and 952 at the second. During both follow-ups, 52% and 48% of the respondents were in Fitness Zone areas. Fitness Zone respondents did not differ demographically from the other park users interviewed: 80% Latino; 9% African American; 61% female; average age=40 years, sd=12.5, p=0.94 ( Table 2). At both follow-ups, self-reported use of equipment pieces matched the observed data, with the dual pendulum and the ski machine being used most and the leg curl and horizontal bars used the least. Fitness Zone respondents reported visiting the park more frequently than those in other park areas (3.5 vs. 2.4 visits per week, p sessions per week (3.9 vs. 2.7; p